Prohibition of Alcohol

(1) Prohibition of Alcohol: Detailed Points

Manu Smriti: 9:235. The slayer of a Brahmana, (A twice-born man) who DRINKS (the spirituous LIQUOR called) Sura, he who steals (the gold of a Brahmana), and he who violates a Guru's bed, must each and all be considered as men who committed mortal sins (mahapataka).

Manu Smriti: 11:55. Killing a Brahmana, DRINKING (the spirituous LIQUOR called) Sura, stealing (the gold of a Brahmana), adultery with a Guru's wife, and associating with such (offenders), they declare (to be) mortal sins (mahapataka).

Rig Veda: 8:2:12. Quaffed juices fight within the breast. The DRUNKEN praise not by their WINE, The naked praise not when it rains.

Rig Veda: 8:21:14. Thou findest not the wealthy man to be thy friend: those scorn thee who are flown with WINE. What time thou thunderest and gatherest, then thou, even as a Father, art invoked.

Bible: Proverbs: 20:1. Wine is a mocker, STRONG DRINK is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Bible: Proverbs: 23:31. Look not thou upon the WINE when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

Bible: Ephesians: 5:18. And be NOT DRUNK WITH WINE, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Quran: 2:219. They ask thee concerning WINE and gambling. Say: "In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit." They ask thee how much they are to spend; Say: "What is beyond your needs." Thus doth God Make clear to you His Signs: In order that ye may consider-

Quran: 5:93. O ye who believe! INTOXICANTS and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination,- of Satan's handwork: eschew such (abomination), that ye may prosper.

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