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Re: Request : for info on substances

Posted By Anand (anandk@mozart.inet.co.th)
14 Jul 1997 21:31:44 +0700

In article <ghenEAzCLM.80p@netcom.com>, knut.movik@iks.uio.no wrote:
>Hello.
>I am a student of contemporary religion, and I wonder if anyone has any
>information about the part of Shaivism where sadhus use
>consciousnessexpanding substances like ganja, charas ,bhang or datura. I
>know that some of the Shaivas recognize Shankar, one aspect of Shiva, as
>connected to cannabis. But in litterature of India I can`t find any
>referanses to this phenomenon.
>Knut.

The shakta panth goes with the understanding the folowing five items are
necessary for completion of the worship.

Madya Liquor or similar substance
Maithuna Sex
Mara A type of rice
Maans Nonveg Food

I forgot the fifth item , anyone ?

Regards,

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