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Did Buddha smoke weed? Do Buddhist monks smoke weed?

Can marijuana be used to meditate? I’ve asked Buddhist Monks on their opinion about weed but they’re not fluent in English and they didn’t know what I was talking about. They’re Chinese Monks by the way.

Maybe I’ll get a better answer from a possible Buddhist or anyone who acknowledges the philosophy here.

How do we know if marijuana is a drug? Because of media propaganda? Shouldn’t they be against prescription drugs as well then?

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Buddhists do not smoke weed. or rather, the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path does not condone it, nor do the Precepts. individual behavior is of the individual.

5. Right Livelihood

Right livelihood means that one should earn one’s living in a righteous way and that wealth should be gained legally and peacefully. The Buddha mentions four specific activities that harm other beings and that one should avoid for this reason: 1. dealing in weapons, 2. dealing in living beings (including raising animals for slaughter as well as slave trade and prostitution), 3. working in meat production and butchery, and 4. selling intoxicants and poisons, such as alcohol and drugs. Furthermore any other occupation that would violate the principles of right speech and right action should be avoided.

Of the 10 Precepts:

5. I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from ntoxicating drinks and drugs causing heedlessness.

It is drugs that cause heedlessness, not drugs that help. Pain killers that make you loopy might be a gray area.

No Buddhist would tell you that drugs help to attain enlightenment. It is a much different experience than being high. much different.

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Did Buddha smoke weed? Do Buddhist monks smoke weed?

Can marijuana be used to meditate? I’ve asked Buddhist Monks on their opinion about weed but they’re not fluent in English and they didn’t know what I was talking about. They’re Chinese Monks by the way.

Maybe I’ll get a better answer from a possible Buddhist or anyone who.

The Buddha taught that in order to make spiritual practice, we should try to get a controlled and clear mind. Things like alcohol and mind-altering drugs do not clear the mind, they make us even less clear then we normally are. This is why the Buddha certainly advised against alcohol, but as far as I know, people did not smoke weed then, so how could he advise against it?

So if you want to try and follow his advice, you need to understand why he said things, and see if these things apply to ‘new’ things. So for example, the Buddha never said we should not shoot someone with a gun – because guns did not exist in his time. But he did advise against killing and hurting each other, so you can figure out by yourself what he would have said about guns.

I’m sorry but your all wrong, Buddha smoked weed for “his enjoyment” or rather consumed it and probably didn’t hit the bong but most likely gladly would have. Altho he didn’t advise using drugs or alcohol to clear the mind he definitely wasn’t saying it didn’t help. He used it to have fun not clear his mind, which is the point he was getting at, that a truly strong spirit meditates on purity and solidarity.

However he did drink and partake in cannabis. There is artwork about it and plenty of history. A quick Google search pops it up in seconds reading you’ll know what I know.

As far as monks partaking in cannabis? I have seen monks burn various incenses and those ******* get you high I don’t give a **** who you are and what you think you know, that **** gets you high. And they burn like 10 at a time, one in a room ***** you up enough to knock you out for hours.

So yea, Buddhist get high, we drink. like Dafuq the fat Buddha with that giant pot belly should give you an idea of how much indulgence in life’s pleasures is one of the ways to end suffering. Sure meditate find spirituality, learn discipline. But don’t ******* die sitting around doing nothing but meditating thinking your being pure.

Go enjoy life and get ****** up, Buddha did. But don’t forget karma and to maintain balance and steer clear for suffering/stress.

What is perceived as a drug depends on the culture and conditioning at the time. Its likely that weed was eaten as a vegetable before those in power forced their alcohol on us and outlawed the practice.

buddha as i recall, starved himself for several days, eating nothing but a grain of rice in order to find enlightenment. and he had a vision. several cultures do different things to have visions of enlightenment. trances in dance, starvation (fasting), psychedelic substances such as magic mushrooms, vines, flowers.

Egyptians used the drug from a blue water Lillie. and Christianity is believed by several Theologists, to be brought up from psilocybin cubensis (a magic mushroom). IN SHORT, there are several ways to reach enlightenment, arguing about how to get there is not the way. your path is yours and no one else’s.

Buddha didn’t smoke anything as far as what history tells us. and Buddhism is against drug use, so most don’t, I hope..

We can. It is not a traditional thing. I do not for one, I know a lot of other buddhists who don’t.

Keanu Reeves doesn’t either. 🙂

drugs are like a video of enlightenment

they will show you what it looks like

but you have to actually get there to know what it tastes, smells, sounds and feels like.

the map is not the territory

“Who is the master that makes the grass green?”

“Who is more trustworthy than all the Buddhas and sages?”

Can marijuana be used to meditate? I've asked Buddhist Monks on their opinion about weed but they're not fluent in English and they didn't know what I was talking about. They're Chinese Monks by the way. Maybe I'll get a better answer from a possible Buddhist or anyone who acknowledges the philosophy here.