to the Secret Teachings)
man steps boldly forward to prove himself a fool. He speaks
of what he does not know, and breaks what belongs to himself and
others. He swaggers with self-importance, and fights when he should
not. He hurts his wife and family, and becomes a sad burden on his
The intoxicated man laughs and weeps when
neither is called for. He menaces the innocent and loses what is
precious. He sees little of what surrounds him, and misunderstands
what he sees. He assures everyone he knows what he is doing, even
while disgracing himself. Caught in a stupor that he thinks he loves,
he blasphemes against the life given him, not knowing how he sins
against the spirit by doing so.
him? Sometimes drink, but also power, sometimes
ignorance or delusion, or wealth
or self-pity, or success, or
words spoken cheaply, or letting others speak for
the inauthentic life is intoxicated
on its own poison!
He is no man
who willingly plucks out his eyes, plugs up his ears and then thinks
proudly of his accomplishments, which he neither sees nor hears,
nor does he care what suffering comes from them.
now! Hope for the future beckons!
Poison your consciousness no more.