Thank you very much for the links to Sri Chinmoy's writings about
coffee and tea. I never liked coffee but I started drinking it to
stay awake when I needed to study or work late. It never worked well
for me. Whenever I drink coffee I feel my energy goes up for short
time, but later I feel exausted and have stomach problems. I replaced
coffee with sweets (like icecream) and it is much nicer and I always
feel great afterwards. If you stay active in life, exercise and eat
icecream you would be happy! By the way there is a new icecream diet.
You eat normal food before 7pm and
after 7pm you can eat only 1 cup of icecream if you are a woman or
1.5 cup if you are a man. This is the most enjoyable diet I ever
heard of and I do eat icecream every night (but I haven't lost any
weight yet ;).
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> I've been blessed to remain free of the coffee addiction myself,
> though I do drink Coca-Cola sometimes and I've been told that
> Chocolate (which I AM addicted to) has caffeine in it.
> I occassionally drink the stuff if i badly need to stay awake but
> keep snoozing off instead. Ideally we should be able to draw in
> energy from our soul through pranayama breathing exercises and
> visualisation techniques. I've often found this to be helpful.
> Because I hardly every drink coffee, when I do i start bouncing off
> the walls like a three-year old child. Very amusing to watch, I'm
> "Sri Chinmoy:
> You know that coffee and tea are slow poison. They just take a
> little longer time to kill you. So if you take coffee and tea, you
> have to be careful. Then again, you may have some power to hold off
> their bad effects. And if it is very slow poison and if your body
> fights against it, then you may win the battle. But you must not
> drink coffee and tea unless you are certain of your power to fight
> against this so-called poison."
> "Question: Is there a spiritual way to break bad habits?
> Sri Chinmoy: Certainly there is. Before you do anything always
> meditate for a minute or at least for a few seconds. The power of
> that meditation will enter into the bad habit like an arrow.
> Meditation, the soldier, will use his divine arrows against bad
> habits. This is absolutely the best way."