Buddhism says you should refrain from any intoxicants that would cause you to not be mindful, but i mean if you can control your ish, go for it.Wake Up Mr. West said:what does Buddhism say about it?
Amazing, thanks. !Chawlz said:okay, id recommend watching the new 2010 movie/documentary on the life of Buddha, its called "The Buddha", heres a link to it:
realest ktt memberrocingforwest said:I have studied buddhism quite alot. I lived in mcleod ganj india for about 2 months. being in a community with so many tibetan refugees, and with his holiness living in the same town, is a pretty special experience. through my travel in india i have visited bodhgaya where buddha gained enlightenment, and deer park in saranath where buddha gave his first teaching. I personally do not entirely consider myself to be a practicing buddhist, but i use many of the teachings of buddha in daily life, and find great inspiration in the writings and life story of the current dalai lama. I am returning to india for my 3rd time in march, going to be living in varanasi, 10km from saranath, and i am sure i will be spending alot of time talking with monks and reading in deer park. there is a great tibetan buddhist college in saranath where i have sat in on classes really a unique place to experience.
from a historical standpoint i also find buddhism to be fascinating in the history of india (which is what i study). the dalai lama's autobiography is an incredible historical and philosophical read detailing the journey of his holiness from lhasa tibet to india.