rai wrote:Hi all,
What is Tibetan Buddhism approach towards smoking tobacco. Please write whatever you've heard or read. I am struggling with casual smoking and need some good motivation to give up completely. I've read HH Dudjom Rinpoche' teachings on smoking tobacco but 1) I saw it on Aro website and i am not sure is it authentic or not and 2) the description of the plant are more like a Opium not tobacco, maybe someone read it in Tibetan and could confirm.
How is the quitting going? I guarantee you that what you read from Dudjom Rinpoche is 100% authentic.
There is a long story specifically regarding Dudjom Lingpa and smoking, I will try to tell you when I have more time. In short, it is pure poison for practice, blocks the channels, including central channel... and renders phowa ineffective, along with so many other ill-effects. If you haven't quit yet, do it right away.
I used to smoke socially, until I received direct teachings about the obstacles it creates for practice. If you can't quit on your own, use acupuncture and hypnosis together.