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 Post subject: Drunkenness
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:33 am 
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Drunkenness

Refrain from intoxicants
The Buddha has asked us to refrain from intoxicants - as one of our precepts. There are a multitude of reasons as to why we should follow the precept. A well-known poet has given his reasons as to why we should refrain from intoxicants. The reasons are a follows:

Drunkenness

Drunkenness expels reason,
Drowns memory,
Defaces the brain,
Diminishes strength,
Inflames the head,
Causes incurable external and internal wounds.
Is a witch to the body,
A devil to the mind,
A thief to the purse,
The beggar’s curse,
The wife’s woe,
The children’s sorrow,
The picture of a beast,
And self murder,
Who drinks to other’s health,
And robs himself of his own.

Its final result can never be anything but utter physical and moral degradation.


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