planet9 wrote:I am not a buddhist, however i have been attracted to the teachings of the buddha, through various ways over the past five years or so perhaps through travelling, reading and an enquiry into all things spiritual, its a path just starting but one that is gaining momentum.
Maybe your concerns about the selling of alcohol are, whilst admirable, perhaps a little previous.
There are many Buddhists who, through complacency or, more often, dint of circumstance, who are unable to live strictly according to the Eightfold Path. Indeed I would hazard that there are in fact few who manage it perfectly at all.
I would offer the suggestion that you consider putting such life-changing, and potentially damaging, from a business perspective, on a back burner until you have traveled further on your path.
One of the beauties of the Buddhist path that I love is that there is no judgement. There is no 'right' or 'wrong' from on high.
There is no improper motive or intention involved in your selling of alcohol and this, IMO, is the most important part of how we conduct ourselves, and of the karmic repercussions.
Whilst 'right' and 'wrong' can be used to denote whether something is helpful or not for mindful living, it is a matter for each of us personally and as you develop your own values and principles by which to live in light of your learning of the dhamma and insights, the new wisdom you find will no doubt guide you as to what changes you need to make as time as goes on.
Just my two penny worth...