Smoking is very harmful for health and increases the risk for various diseases. The harmful tobacco of cigarette can lead to life threatening conditions such as cancer. This is not a myth, even the packages of cigarette come with a warning saying, “cigarette smoking is injurious to health.”
According to Sadhguru, smoking is all about the choices. If a person wants to smoke and fill their lungs with smoke containing tobacco, it all depends on them. But, every smoker should always be ready for the consequences. There will come a time when they won’t be able to smoke anymore because their lungs will no more be tired of absorbing all that harmful smoke. But, if a person knows the consequences and still willing to smoke, it is all up to them.
Sadhguru also talks about the concept of eco-friendly machine, a term he uses to refer to humans. He says that human body wasn’t made to smoke. He presents an example of humans doing research on engines and fuels in order to make their cars produce less smoke. He further continues that if humans want to make a non-smoking machine into a smoke producing machine, then it is totally a stupid idea.
Moreover, he also mentioned that smoking is also linked to chemical factors such as nicotine and tobacco. He suggested smokers to perform Shambhavi Mahamudra (Shambhavi Kriya) to control their urge to smoke or drink caffeine-rich products such as coffee and tea. If you are looking for how to perform Shambhavi Mahamudra, click here.
However, if a person still smokes cigarette, then they are doing it for their own pleasure, and should remember that their pleasure is going to have consequences. He further says that he does not believe in the idea of telling people to give up smoking. Instead, he suggests people to perform Shambhavi Mahamudra, which can help them feel joy and they won’t need the smoke of cigarette or any kind of alcohol for feeling joyful.
He says that people should not rely on substances to feel happy. Instead, people should fall in love with their aliveness. He says that it is better to get intoxicated with the divine.