Thursday, 09 February 2017
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I go to bed and I get these thoughts - they feel like it's coming from my higher mind or something. Like I was about to dose off, and without planning to meditate, my body just got into the meditation pose. Which I found odd. But other than that, I tend to write things down, and I start realizing what I need to improve/focus on.

I remember years back, I got high, and I had this super instinct that my now ex was cheating on me, and I found it to be true. - But I had another experience without being high, where I knew a new girl liked me at school, a gut feeling- I didn't have body language or anything to base it off of, we didn't even talk until 3 days later when someone told me she liked me. Then I made my move. - But that one didn't work out - but maybe I just needed to learn a lesson - which I learned a lot.

I enjoy weed because I love how present I feel. It feels like when I'm high, I'm more focused on inhaling and exhaling each and every single breath. I'm more focused and instead of procrastinating, I do the task that needs to be done. As sometimes when I'm sober, I tend to be in my head a lot. (Negative thoughts, thoughts about the past, etc not being in the now) When I'm high, it's like I have no brain fog at all and present in the now. I wish I can feel like that everyday without weed.

I kind of feel like it's a spiritual drug. It makes me aware of my problems more easily. I tend to write things down, as I feel like these thoughts are coming from a higher mind.

The only con, I can say is - I do get self conscious when I'm high, but I feel when I do daily meditation, it lowers. Also, I tend to want to spill, and unfortunately I spilled after a 7 day streak. I'm probably sure I can fix these cons with practice and will.

Why should I stop, if I feel like I'm benefiting from it? I'm not addicted, I can stop. I normally, smoke about 1-4 times a month and mostly for spiritual reasons.
5 years ago
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#13592
Accepted Answer
The purpose of meditation is to liberate the consciousness from all conditioning. Ingesting drugs does the opposite: they condition the psyche within its egotistical cage.

Introducing substances into the consciousness does not liberate it from its conditions.

Experiences through cannabis, marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ayahuasca, etc., are one hundred percent subjective, within the inferior dimensions of the ego.

The problem is that people have extrasensory experiences as a result of these substances, but what they lack is DISCRIMINATION of what is genuinely positive or negative.

You have to comprehend based on your conscious experience why drugs are harmful (yet this doesn't justify experimentation with drugs). We can repeatedly warn you and give you an intellectual basis for such an abstention, but that will not give you comprehension from your heart.

Hearing how fire burns the hand is one thing, but being burned by it is another thing. Yet by saying this, we are not instructing you to go put your hand in the fire.

I know a gnostic missionary who used to do drugs years before he found this teaching. He regretted his behavior and his experimental days with cannabis, realizing that ingesting such a substance was making him psychologically ill. He renounced the habit without reading a single book or talking to any instructor. Years later, he found Gnosis, and his Inner Being rewarded him in the astral plane with experiences about his triumph.

This is a perfect example of someone with comprehension: he understood from experience what drugs were doing to him, especially cannabis / marijuana. He did not need to feed his intellect with excuses. He acted based on intuitive understandings.

We do not advocate drugs or psychedelia in this tradition precisely because we do not want to condition the consciousness further.

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

5 years ago
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#13592
Accepted Answer
The purpose of meditation is to liberate the consciousness from all conditioning. Ingesting drugs does the opposite: they condition the psyche within its egotistical cage.

Introducing substances into the consciousness does not liberate it from its conditions.

Experiences through cannabis, marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ayahuasca, etc., are one hundred percent subjective, within the inferior dimensions of the ego.

The problem is that people have extrasensory experiences as a result of these substances, but what they lack is DISCRIMINATION of what is genuinely positive or negative.

You have to comprehend based on your conscious experience why drugs are harmful (yet this doesn't justify experimentation with drugs). We can repeatedly warn you and give you an intellectual basis for such an abstention, but that will not give you comprehension from your heart.

Hearing how fire burns the hand is one thing, but being burned by it is another thing. Yet by saying this, we are not instructing you to go put your hand in the fire.

I know a gnostic missionary who used to do drugs years before he found this teaching. He regretted his behavior and his experimental days with cannabis, realizing that ingesting such a substance was making him psychologically ill. He renounced the habit without reading a single book or talking to any instructor. Years later, he found Gnosis, and his Inner Being rewarded him in the astral plane with experiences about his triumph.

This is a perfect example of someone with comprehension: he understood from experience what drugs were doing to him, especially cannabis / marijuana. He did not need to feed his intellect with excuses. He acted based on intuitive understandings.

We do not advocate drugs or psychedelia in this tradition precisely because we do not want to condition the consciousness further.

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

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