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I have a problem with the whole "abstain from drugs" piece of the moral system in buddhism. I don't call myself a buddhist, but sometimes think maybe I should. I guess its really just a label, and all that matters is my path.
Why is alcohol such a no-no in buddhism? I understand that it sometimes leads to unskillful action, and from what I understand this is the only reason not to drink (as buddhism is concerned). Yes, its unhealthy, but really everything is unhealthy.
What's the wrong in having a good time? If I have no attachment to alcohol, or heck any drug for that matter, and my using that drug does not harm another or lead to unskillful action, why must I abstain from it?
Just curious. I doubt I will stop drinking anytime soon, as I'm still young and have a lot of life ahead of me. If this means I can't be a buddhist, so be it, but I'd like to hear your reasoning.