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“The āsava are the saṅkhāra that are encoded with ignorance [avijjā]”

The concept of āsava is borrowed from Jainism. And we need to understand what it means in that context before we can understand it in Buddhism. In Jainism, all actions create karma. This takes the ...
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How did Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche justify drinking alcohol?

American culture & American students; similar to how today American "Buddhist" teachers promote "liberalism" (even though liberalism is contrary to the Dhamma). There are, ...
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How did Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche justify drinking alcohol?

Quoting from "Treasury of Precious Qualities" by Jigme Lingpa, with commentary by Longchen Yeshe Dorje, Kangyur Rinpoche, with a foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama: Alcohol, the taking of which is a ...
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How did Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche justify drinking alcohol?

There's a chapter titled Alcohol as Medicine or Poison: in one of his books which is titled The Heart of the Buddha.
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How do different traditions define "intoxicant"?

This is any substance which lead to carelessness: Loss of Sila - taking something like alcohol or drugs with similar effect taken for recreational value. Being drunk reduces ones resolve to adhere to ...
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As per buddism, how is it possible to leave behind my obsession with drugs?

The fifth precept explains about this subject. If an individual is addicted to alcohol, it does not yield any positive results. It leads to an unstable mind, giving up on goals, wasting time, ...
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