kalden yungdrung wrote:
What do You think about alcohol and a smoke and the Dharma practice?
Can one do it on a regular base without harming our progress?
Can one do it sometimes?
Can one never take alc. and a smoke?
kalden yungdrung wrote:[What do You think about alcohol and a smoke and the Dharma practice?
spiritnoname wrote:There's a place for alcohol in tantra,.. there is no doubt about that,..
With that said,.. it doesn't matter if you're drinking or not, drugs or not, if you are causing harm, no excuse! It's reckless, you aren't keeping your vows, you keep it up and you will find yourself in Vajra hell.
Yeshe wrote:If we have a mind of compassion, I can't see how we could seek intoxication from drink, drugs or tobacco - as that would be harmful to our body and mind and also potentially harmful to others for whom we should have compassion and act accordingly.
there are vows to take alcohol in tantra,.. but there are also vows regulating it,.. specifically how you appear (because 1 bad practitioner can destroy a whole community by being a reckless jerk), who you involve yourself with, and of course your conduct.
Individual wrote:As I have heard, Tibetan Buddhist tantra is right-handed tantra, in which intoxicants are not ingested and the texts in which these things are mentioned are either metaphors or objects of visualization.
Individual wrote:After all, if it were meant to be taken literally and straightforwardly, then any non-Buddhist could just pick up a tantric text and become a tantric master.
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