beeblebrox wrote:Hi Bhante, the problem is in my case too much caffeine does cause heedlessness... I remember one day when I had ice cream that was very dark in chocolate, I ended up almost walking over an old lady when I tried to catch a subway train. I regretted this.
Gena1480 wrote:drinking coffee is not breaking fifth precepts
it is not the coffee it is the amount that can cause problem
people have different amount that they can drink and they argue what is the right dose
thus creating the heedlessness of ill will.
cooran wrote:Having 5 cups a day isn't an addiction. It can simply be customary. For example, one cup at breakfast withthe family; one cup at morning tea with all the office staff; one cup at lunchtime with the office staff; one cup at afternoon tea time with the office staff; one cup with the evening meal.
cooran wrote:Nothing happens. I often miss complete days, or I have decaffeinated or herbal tea, or just drink water. When I have tea five times a day for days on end - there is no difference.
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Drinking coffee is not breaking the fifth precept. .... Don't get too stressed about it — just meditate more to reduce cravings of all kinds, and all that critical self-judgement will gradually get resolved.
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