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If I may ask a humble question from a lowly and degraded fool, recently I came in contact with some people that I go to school with who use Vapes (or E-cigarettes). My question (i guess) is are these "vapes" (even without added intoxicant's) bad for spiritual life and are they a breach of the four regulative principles (being that it is a type of smoking?)
Again I hope that this post finds you all in good health and service mood.
As it is' ) exzactly as it will be represented. Why is it very difficult for you to (be chanting attentively?)
Hare Krsna Prabhuji,
E-cigarette - does it have nicotine? My guess is yes - if it has nicotine, then it is not to be consumed.
Any addictive or intoxicant is detrimental to devotional life. This makes us dependent on the e-cigarette, without which we are not able to concentrate on anything. We are supposed to be intoxicated with the mood of service to guru and Gauranga. Therefore, we cannot afford to be subservient to any other form of intoxication.
Please refrain from these vapes or e-cigarettes.
Radha Rasamayi DD
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga
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Thank you for your wonderful response, I found it very helpful!!! the reason why I asked this was because I had seen these people engaging in this activity and I was curious around the effect it would have on ones spiritual life from the consumption of such products.
Again I thank you for your answer
Gauranga Krsna Das