Sunday, April 15, 2007

#015 , YOGI CANNOT BE AN ADDICT, tobacco

On May 4, 1895, Swamiji wrote to Mr. Francis Leggett, a shipping magnet.

"Many thanks for your kind present. The cigars are indeed delicious and a hundred times so as coming from you."

If Advaita Yogis become slaves of tobacco, what will happen for ordinary householders?

Vivekananda wrote to Mrs. Hale from Detroit on Feb. 20, 1894.

"...It is rather wearisome, these constant receptions and dinners; and their horrible dinners — a hundred dinners concentrated into one — and when in a man's club, why, smoking on between the courses and then beginning afresh. ... "

Let us see what Swamiji said in his book Raja Yoga, Chapter II: The First Steps:-

"Râja-Yoga is divided into eight steps. The first is Yama — non-killing, truthfulness, non-stealing, continence, and non-receiving of any gifts."

1. Receiving gifts, is a pastime of Hindu monks.
2. Do swamijis kill turtles, shad fish and invite foreigners to taste them?

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