Are drugs allowed in Hinduism?


Is taking alcohol really allowed in Hinduism, or people forgot what were the teachings

There is no "commandment" regarding use of drugs or alcohol.

It is considered bad for socio-cultural reasons than religious reasons in most cases.

Many Hindu schools/teachings "recommend" (not mandate) consumption of Sattivic food to maintain Sattva guna. Alcohol and drugs are known to induce Rajas & Tamas Guna and hence are to be avoided if one seeks Sattvik qualities.

Note that the gunas have different meaning in different thought systems. The notion which is I use is that Satta - purity/clearness, Rajas - restlessness/anger and Tamas - laziness/sloth.

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