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From another necro thread ...
Synopsis: Alcohol is used in Ayurvda (Indian) medicine to create certain affects and depress others.
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche was of the Buddha Family and naturally inclined to space. He had to hold himself down to earth in order to teach. He apparently found it difficult. He had to find ways to increase the Fire element in his makeup. Pitta is Fire. Vatta and Kapha = Spacey and Heavy/slow.
If you knew him or studied him you would have found many clues to see this.
_"Ayurveda uses alcoholic beverages called Madya, which are said to adjust the doshas by increasing Pitta and reducing Vatta and Kapha.
Fire. Pittas have a powerful intellect and a strong ability to concentrate. When they’re in balance, they are good decision makers, teachers, and speakers. They are precise, sharp-witted, direct, and often outspoken.
The “light” quality (of excess Vatta) may manifest itself as giving you a lanky physique but excess lightness may manifest as being underweight, having muscle wasting, light bones, insomnia, or feeling “spacey” or insecure.
The main qualities of kapha are unctuous, cool, heavy, slow, smooth, soft, and stable. It is also dense, cloudy, and viscous. So, having a kapha-predominant prakriti means that these qualities express themselves generously throughout your mental, emotional, and physical make up. You may find them reflected in your strengths and weaknesses."_
Pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes increase vata by increasing its drying and cooling qualities. An example of the pungent taste is chili peppers. Bitter and astringent tastes are common in most leafy greens and many herbs.
I am not an alcoholic, alcohol for breakfast - medicinal purposes.
Eh ma ho!
Are the words self delusion, gullible and [insert common sense of choice] approppriate Truth Seekers?