I am not going to write about their
benefits or about their toxic effects!
Every one knows to a greater or lesser
extent about those issues.
I feel the fanatic righteousness of the
supporters or that of the opponents of
alcohol and/or tobacco, which are at
loggerheads, adds to the tragedy, rather
than solving the problem.
So in stead of going into the domestic,
economic, medical, cultural and other
angles and issues involved, I am
interested in and concerned about the
power of empowerment and
enrichment! The power of solace! The
power of stress management! The power
of fusion! The power of bonding! The
power of unification! The power of
uniting the so called sinners with the so
called pious! The power of making a
school, a laboratory, a farm, an industry
and even a battlefield a place of spiritual
sojourn! A place of worship in
traditional terms! I feel that every one
irrespective of any habits or addictions
can try and experience the benevolent
power of NAMASMARAN (without
harboring guilt or pride) about their
habit or addiction!
DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR