Precepts, which brings Divinity?
The Blessed Buddha once said:
The habitual praxis of the observance day endowed with eight
features brings high
reward and blessing,
and is of sublime dignity
and greatness! And which are these eight
features? In this, any
considers within himself: Throughout their life
the Arahats avoid all alcoholic drinks, such
as beer, wine,
and liquor! May I also, this
day and night,
avoid alcoholic and intoxicating drinks...
By that I will follow
the track and
traits of the perfected Arahats!
I shall then have observed the Uposatha observance
With this fifth praxis is the observance day enriched. Observed
very way, the observance
day endowed with eight features
brings high - even divine -
reward and blessing and is of sublime dignity
and immense greatness...
The not innocent fluid
down-the-drain-brain happy-Killer: King Alcohol!
to alcohol and drugs is often a need for tranquilization!
The side-effects are much worse
than the restlessness they cure...
Drinking and drugging - though pleasant - leads to lazy carelessness...
This lax neglect of the real world problems are often catastrophic!
Bodily decay, social isolation and
steady fall is inevitable, though
often violently denied or actively ignored by the addicted person...
Compared to the calm bliss of meditation is drugged sedation banal!
Many addicted persons may have
experienced the serene bliss of
deep meditative states in an earlier life and is thus now prone to
and become addicted to a similar chemical calm, which
however is a blurred haze lacking
the cool, calm, transparent and mesmerizing clarity of meditation.,
which invokes assured insight..
Tobacco => Lung-cancer and
Marijuana => lazy no-brain zombie!
Audio: Moral Purity is Prime
this common self-destructive behaviour: Drinking and Drugging:
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More on this Optimal Buddhist Uposatha Day Observance:
Drugs, Booze, Pills, Cocaine, Marijuana, and Tobacco Addiction are all a Chemical Calm Calamity!
Source (edited extract):
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha.
Anguttara Nikāya AN 8:44
Serenity spells Death!