Mar 16

Kalu Rinpoche | How to overcome our addictions (Part 2)

So if you feel like alcohol is helping you here and there, yeah, it’s good, temporarily. But in the long run, it’s not the solution. You have to come to that conclusion. That’s very important.

And if you start doing exercise, that will be also good. Because then you can start to feel the difference between the healthy body and not healthy body. The healthy mind and the not healthy mind. So start doing exercise, cut the sugars. Like an example, avoid, forget about the alcohol, like, such as the sugary drink, avoid that.

Because like when you are going through lot of difficulties in your life, and then on the top of that, when you consume a lot of sugar, and your whole mood goes up and down. It becomes so unbalanced, and then by the evening you want to, you are overwhelmed by all the thoughts that, you know, you processed throughout the day, and then you want just have a drink and go to sleep. And that doesn’t help in the long run.

So it’s better to change the habit. I’m not saying don’t enjoy life. You should definitely enjoy life and live the way you want. No religious ideology or the philosophy should implement or judge your personal life. You should live the way you like, but you should also focus and think that the things that you are, you know, addicted to, or the pattern of habit, the pattern of behaviour, you have to come to the conclusion that you have to overcome that. So, so that’s that.


Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche in Bhutan (22′ 38”)
8th March 2023