Cannabis Use In Religion And Spirituality

A Sadhu smokes marijuana from a clay pipe as a holy offering for Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of creation and destruction, at the Pashupatinath temple during Maha Shivaratri in Kathmandu on March 10, 2013. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting. Hundreds of sadhu arrived in Pashupatinath to take part in the Maha Shivaratri festival. AFP PHOTO / Prakash MATHEMA

Have you noticed that the Cannabis plant is no longer a secret in today’s society? Actually, it has been so popular in religious or spiritual context for many years thus far. You can now find high THC cannabis seeds online and start growing your own plants depending on the strain you want. There is specific evidence that proves that Cannabis has been used for over thousands of years.

To be exact, there are texts that date back to 2000 years which demonstrate how humans evolved while utilizing Cannabis. The interesting thing is that they didn’t account with any noticeable side effects let alone harm itself. In fact, they benefitted from it on the contrary.

In today’s era, India utilizes marijuana for sacramental purposes during holy Hindu as well as yoga ceremonies. Cannabis is actually consumed in three distinct forms in India. The first one is called, “Bhang: and this is a type of food and or beverage which contains psychoactive cannabis.

The second form is called “Ganga” and this is the most common ingestion which is when the buds of the plants are strategically inhaled as smoke. And lastly, the third form is known as “Charas” which is also known as Hashish, and this is another typical form that is smoked.

The second form is called “Ganga” and this is the most common ingestion which is when the buds of the plants are strategically inhaled as smoke. And lastly, the third form is known as “Charas” which is also known as Hashish, and this is another typical form that is smoked.

Cannabis is very popular and considered sacred because it allows certain Hindus to obtain divine visions by whom was discovered by the Hindu God Shiva also know as Lord of Bhang. Those who follow Shiva usually use the plant in order to cleanse themselves from any bad vibes as well as to transcend into a state of consciousness.

Even though many believe that Cannabis is only used for recreational purposes in today’s society, many users claim that it is a part of their spiritual and religious given right to utilize this plant.

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The West Indian religion known as Rastafari also shares in common the fact that the plant is sacred. During ceremonial events, smoking the herb is a way of creating a spiritual bong since it is a common tradition. Just as the Hindus believe that the plant induced visions, so does the Rastafari.

Not only does the herb provide us with spiritual cleansing, it also serves for medicinal purposes. The spirituality as well as the consciousness of humans can be broaden when infusing this particular plant. There are a variety of healing properties associated with Cannabis.

For instance, it can be utilized to treat depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and many other conditions that exist. Overall, the herb offers a variety of excellent and positive benefits.

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Even though Cannabis has long been noted in many countries to affect more than to benefit (it hasn’t been legalized yet in every country) would you be willing to belong to a cannabis community?

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Sources: timewheel.net