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Tamo Guna

In Hinduism... both smoking and drinking have been termed as Tamo Guna (Tamsik pravatti)... falling under lowest category of livelihood! Hinduism abhors both smoking and drinking. But people in the West both drink and smoke. Do they fall under Tamo Guna... following Tamsik pravatti... no, they do not! Why?

In the West... both drinking and smoking are necessitated by cold weather. It has practically become a necessity of life. People drink and smoke... yet, they are not drunk as in India. In India... drinking is related to getting drunk! In India... drinking is habit forming... one drinks until one collapses!

Both smoking and drinking do not relate to any religion. They are personal habits... personal traits of character! To follow or not to follow is the prerogative of every individual human being. In Hinduism most kings of the yester era drank and also smoked. It was customary!

If a commoner, who cannot afford yet, drinks and smokes... it is just not permitted! Taking care of family is foremost of all tasks for every human being. For travelers of the spiritual path... both drinking and smoking as per Hinduism are totally prohibited.

For maintaining absolute purity of thoughts... for gaining control over senses and the mind... abstinence from drinking and smoking must be strictly observed. No sage or saint in India ever drinks or smokes. Those indulging in religious rituals sometimes get intoxicated!

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani"

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