Maybe i will appear totally foolish here, but sometimes, it is really good for me to be totally stupid and drink and have fun, all while knowing, deeply,
The only reason alcohol (and any drugs) can be negative is that it can cause you to make bad choices and violate other precepts. I know for myself I cant
I tend to be quite skeptical of anyone claiming enlightenment. In my mind an enlightened individual would never claim such and instead demonstrate it
Excellent Sekishi ... got the invite, accepted, connected, good to go. =)
Joyo, I think you get the point.
Zoning out is not the issue, keeping the direction of your practice is the only issue. If this was a contest