Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Dhammika sutta

I know some people who don’t realize the consequences of alcohol and believe soft liquor does no harm. Yesterday I had a brief chat about this issue with a friend of mine… and wanted to share what Buddha has said about it.

"A layman who has chosen to practice this Dhamma should not indulge in the drinking of intoxicants. He should not drink them nor encourage others to do so; realizing that it leads to madness. Through intoxication foolish people perform evil deeds and cause other heedless people to do likewise. He should avoid intoxication, this occasion for demerit, which stupefies the mind, and is the pleasure of foolish people”