Drop drinking alcohol and the taking of drugs…
Drop all intoxicants. Intoxicants give you a deceptive meditation. For centuries monks and saints in this country have been taking drugs, making drinks of bhang and smoking marijuana, from the time of the soma mentioned in the Vedas until the present time. LSD is now popular in America, it is just a new, scientific version of soma. From the seers of the Vedas up to Timothy Leary and Aldous Huxley, the hope continues that samadhi, enlightenment, might happen through the taking of drugs. Samadhi does not happen through taking drugs – only a false samadhi arises. Were it so cheap – to just take a drug and samadhi happens…. Yes, if you smoke marijuana, drink bhang or wine a little intoxication will come, because the worries of life will be forgotten for a short while. But the worries are waiting for their time. When you come down they will be back, doubled.
Drop drinking alcohol and the taking of drugs,
They create all sorts of dreams and fantasies.
Many types of fantasies and dreams are born inside you under the influence of these intoxicants.
Nari, sari, kinguri…
Let go of sexual desire. If you are a man, drop the idea that you will receive something from a woman. If you are a woman, drop the idea that you will receive something from a man. Nari, sari… Myna birds are called sari. Many seekers and monks train myna birds to select cards, and with these cards they predict people’s fate or foretell the future, they read palms and analyze birth charts. Drop all this meaningless nonsense.
Kinguri is the sarangi. There are some people who are engaged in playing the sarangi, an Indian violin, thinking that that is enough. That if they play a sarangi then all is played, then all has been mastered. But when are you going to play the inner music, the inner sarangi? Are you just going to continue playing the outer one? Are you only going to beat the outer drum? When will the inner dance begin? This is why Gorakh says to drop all these outer distractions.
…the master says to drop all three.
The true masters say to let go of all three.