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Friends:

Any Intoxication Weakens and Corrupts the Mind!

Being Drunk and/or Drugged is always being Blurred and Blinded...
While drunk/drugged can one know what is best for oneself? NO!
While drunk/drugged can one know what is best for others? NO!
While drunk/drugged can one ever be respected by others? NO!
While drunk/drugged can one be truly upright and respectable? NO!
While drunk/drugged can one do a really good and valuable job? NO!
While drunk/drugged can one enjoy the result of a good job? NO!
While drunk/drugged can one meditate well and be absorbed? NO!
While drunk/drugged can one study, reflect and reason well? NO!
While drunk/drugged can one remember, and recollect well? NO!
While drunk/drugged can one make any progress spiritually? NO!
While drunk/drugged can one make progress professionally? NO!
While drunk/drugged can one make any progress personally? NO!
Is there any advantage or good at all in being drunk/drugged? NO!
Is being just a little drunk/drugged just little evil or a tiny good? NO!
Is there any valid excuse for not going completely clean and clear? NO!
Will those who regurgitates this medicine ever be healed at all? NO!
Is social and economic fall certain by being drunk/drugged? YES!
Is the sadness of a spoiled life sure by being drunk/drugged? YES!
Is bodily and mental decay severe by being drunk/drugged? YES!
Is one made into an addicted zombie by being drunk/drugged? YES!
Is one's behaviour often sub-human by being drunk/drugged? YES!
Is the future kammic effect of inebriation insanity/stupidity? YES!
Is being drunk and or drugged thus quite self-destructive? YES!
Is being drunk and or drugged thus indeed quite irrational? YES!
Is being drunk and drugged literally the way leading to Hell? YES!
Is complete abstinence from all intoxication a VICTORY? YES!
Who is the Winner? Are you and all other beings you contact! YES! :-)



The 5th precept laid down by the Buddha for all was therefore:
Suramerayamajja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami.
I hereby accept the training-rule of avoiding all drinks and drugs causing carelessness.


The Blessed Buddha further explained this avoidance by:
Abandoning the use of intoxicants, the disciple of the Noble Ones abstains
from taking intoxicants. Doing so, he gives freedom from danger, freedom
from animosity, freedom from harm to limitless numbers of beings. In giving
freedom from danger, freedom from animosity, freedom from oppression to
limitless numbers of beings, he gains a share in limitless freedom from danger,
freedom from animosity, and from oppression. This is the fifth gift, the 5th
great gift, original, long-standing, traditional, ancient, totally unadulterated,
unadulterated from the beginning, that is not open to any suspicion, that never
will be open to any suspicion, and is recognized by every contemplative and recluse.
And this is the 8th reward of merit, reward of skilfulness, nourishment of real
happiness, human as divine, resulting in happiness, leading to heaven, leading to
what is desirable and attractive, leading to what is pleasurable and appealing.
Leading to the Welfare and to Happiness of all living Beings... Yeah Keep Clean!

More on this common self-destructive behaviour: Drinking and Drugging:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Curing_Lethargy_and_Laziness.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Optimal_Observance_V.htm

Source: Anguttara Nikāya 8.39: Abhisanda Sutta: Rewards!
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an08/an08.039.than.html


Blurred means Blinded! Join the Noble Path and the crucial Recovery!
Start your own 12 steps Buddhist recovery group.
Heal yourself by helping others. NEVER GIVE UP:
Buddhist 12 Steps Drug/Booze Recovery:
https://the12stepbuddhist.com/
https://www.sasana.org/Buddhist12steps.shtml
https://www.amazon.com/12-Steps-Buddhas-Path-Buddha/dp/0861712811
https://realisticrecovery.wordpress.com/2009/05/29/a-buddhists-non-theist-12-steps/
https://www.amazon.com/12-Step-Buddhist-Enhance-Recovery-Addiction/dp/1582702233

Self-Zombification is Self-Destruction...


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