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I am a software engineer. Is it shameful if I became a monk throwing away all the knowledge that I have accumulated all these years(more than a decade). In my previous years, I was amused by programming. But now, I have become dispassioned with everything about my work. I see my accumulation of ideas / knowledge as useless.

I am extremely confused.

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If you are a software engineer, you can do wonders to propagate Dhamma. Please speak to Bhante Sujato who is the administrator of Sutta Central.

https://suttacentral.net/

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If you can attain the real peace of meditation, it is like becoming a millionaire.

Since you have so much knowledge, who can easily get a job and earn a living, you can consider taking a holiday for a year or more to explore meditation.


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I am a software engineer. Is it shameful if I became a monk throwing away all the knowledge that I have accumulated all these years(more than a decade). In my previous years, I was amused by programming. But now, I have become dispassioned with everything about my work. I see my accumulation of ideas / knowledge as useless.

I am extremely confused.


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If you are a software engineer, you can do wonders to propagate Dhamma. Please speak to Bhante Sujato who is the administrator of Sutta Central.

https://suttacentral.net/

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@nitrogen Via discourse.suttacentral.net/c/the-watercooler or discourse.suttacentral.net/c/meta/dev or github.com/suttacentral would be my guess -- I don't know a more specific link. - ChrisW yesterday

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