And may stay that way. Wine doesn't like me when my sinuses are complaining; doesn't like my stomach period. Good heavens. Am I heading towards the Five Mindfulness Trainings after all?
Would much rather be heading towards the Ten Precepts, especially with the caveat "...they are to be taken as recommendations, not commandments. This means the individual is encouraged to use his/her own intelligence to apply these rules in the best possible way. Second, it is the spirit of the precepts -not the text- that counts." So nnyahh to teetotallitarianism.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from ..."The eight precepts put together number(s) eight and nine and omit the tenth." Even monks need their gold and silver.
1....harming living beings.
2....taking things not freely given.
5....intoxicating drinks and drugs causing heedlessness.
6....taking untimely meals.
7....dancing, singing, music and watching grotesque mime.
8....use of garlands, perfumes and personal adornment.
9....use of high seats.
10....accepting gold or silver.