What does Hinduism say about alcohol?

What does Hinduism say about alcohol?

What does Hinduism say about alcohol?

Hinduism does not have a central authority which is followed by all Hindus, though religious texts forbid the use or consumption of alcohol.

Why are Buddhists not supposed to drink alcohol?

  • It’s a question with an easy answer, at least according to Fifth Precept of a practicing Buddhist: Do not take intoxicants. The precept does not cast alcohol as a sin. It stems more from the problems caused by a clouded mind. (Basically, you’re more likely to do something stupid when boozed).

What does the 5th precept of Buddhism mean?

  • In Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, the 5th precept is interpreted mostly as 'do not get intoxicated by alcohol and drugs' for non-ordained practitioners, meaning that it's up to you to know how much you can drink without affecting your mind.

How to bring mindfulness to your drinking habits?

  • Knowing in advance what you’re intending to use alcohol for is important. Drinking alcohol is a bit like taking out a chainsaw; if you don’t know what you intend to do with it, you’re going to get hurt. Taste it: this is a very simple way to bring mindfulness to your drinking habits.

Who is Barbara O'Brien and what is Buddhism?

  • Barbara O'Brien is a Zen Buddhist practitioner who studied at Zen Mountain Monastery. She is the author of "Rethinking Religion" and has covered religion for The Guardian, Tricycle.org, and other outlets.

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