By Guest Contributor.
All good people and governments keep condemning drugs and alcohol but people still use them. What exactly is the appeal in them? We know a child may want to keep on eating sweets or sugar because of the sweet taste but what is the appeal in drugs and intoxicants?
It is an effort to forget oneself as an ego. It is an effort to escape self consciousness. The ego is such a burden to keep carrying around. So the easier way to get rid of it is by becoming unconscious.
That is the shortcut to being free of the ego. The other way to get rid of the ego is to become superconscious. That is the goal of all spiritual search. It is the end of meditation.
To dissappear as a separate person. Self-consciousness is such a tension, such an anguish and anxiety, so move either to alcohol, or move to God.
God and the devil, God and alcohol are not opposites really. If God is Supreme Consciousness, then unconsciousness is the opposite pole.
Think of it.