Supr3m3 wrote:in the perspective of non-buddhists especially those who have no regret, are violent, are abusive, have negative mind patterns and are stubborn to face their negative affects on themselves and others, psychedelics can have tremendous positive impact for change for the better. It will not show the truth but it will make the questioning their negative behaviors
Psychedelics ought to be regarded as very potential medicines and tools for those with addictions and obsessions for these defilements require instant and profound impacts to the mind.
Like Manjushri ...
Not saying that any if this should be included in buddhist practices. Just wanted to light up some beneficial opportunities psychedelics have
Mindsw33per wrote: The Dalai Lama is a fan of quantum mechanics. Why not looking into the mind with the help of these substances? And please don`t insist on the "path of the buddha"- budhism seems to me like an open thinking not packed with dogma.
Before the strange existence of the atoms (=quantum mechanics) was discovered everybody thought it would consist of a core with some flying electrons around it.kmath wrote: The Dalai Lama is a fan of quantum mechanics, therefore Buddhists should try LSD? I'm not seeing the connection.
Mindsw33per wrote:Budhism seem to be masters of the "mind".
And yes, I think these special mushrooms existed at the same time buddha existed. LSD "existed", too (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claviceps_purpurea) but maybe it wasn`t the mushroom of choice for such things at that time.
Mindsw33per wrote:budhism seems to me like an open thinking not packed with dogma.
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo wrote:Last night, we were discussing the effect that psychedelic drugs had in introducing people to the Buddhist path, especially in the 1960s and 1970s. Of course, the drug culture did open up people's minds to the fact that there is another reality. But as has also been pointed out, the problem with people who have had too much to do with psychedelics drugs is that they become conditioned to look for exciting experiences. Something always has to be happening. It's another kind of hedonistic attachment. It's considered a spiritual outlook by some people, but it's not really spiritual at all. If something exciting doesn't happen after a few days of sitting in zazen, these people are likely to give it all up as a waste of time.
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