Fifth Precept / Caffeine

Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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Re: Fifth Precept / Caffeine

Post by Invokingvajras » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:03 am

Dhammaboy wrote:caffeine is a psychoactive drug (unlike a perhaps necessary drug like penicillin) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychoactive_drug
That pretty much sums it up.

One thing to consider is that psychoactive drugs can be administered to others for medicinal purposes. While I don't think consumption of caffeine is quite on par with the offense of intoxication through alcohol, sobriety is the ideal state.

It all depends on where you are in your practice. Right effort is a key factor, and for some that is incredibly difficult to maintain, based on any number of factors in our respective, present lives. When practicing Dhamma, integrity is everything.
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