Comments on FIGU Bulletin 48
"An escape from reality is achieved with alcohol or hard drugs - or while human beings are religious or sectarian." It reminds me of Karl Marx who said that religion is somekind of opium for the masses.
---- M -- 16:57, 13 September 2010 (BST)
I wonder if some brilliant ET race bent on destroying our young developing minds developed alcohol and drugs or are we the creators of these deteriorating substances. Once again these substances give a decided advantage to the wicked. Do the traps ever end at weakening the populace at every possible level?
--Markvd 21:01, 13 September 2010 (BST)
This is probably the most thorough and accurate explanation of the effects of cannabis that I have ever read. I am an ex-user of cannabis, both hash-hish and marijuana. Hash-hish (resin) most of the time though. I was fortunate to resist psychological dependency and never upgraded to heroin or other hard drugs except for LSD (which I have also tried several times in small doses). I've heard some horror stories about LSD though, like having terrifying hallucinations.
--Jamesm 23:48, 13 September 2010 (BST)
I have to work with people who do Hashish, and to say it can be unnerving to be around them because they change their moods and thoughts from hot to cold. Yet they obviously don't perceive there doings as abnormal behavior.
--Bigfoot 05:09, 14 September 2010 (BST)
The thing I like most about this article is that Meier never really flat out says to the reader, "Don't use soft drugs!" He simply explains all of the negative side effects, which are very numerous, indeed, and then basically leaves it to the reader to decide what to do. Of course, after one reads all of the negative side effects, I can’t imagine how one would want to start using soft drugs if he or she hasn’t already done so. Hopefully, if one who is already using soft drugs reads this, he or she will make every effort to take the next logical step of quitting.
I was asked to translate the sections on hashish by someone who was once caught up in it and who has now successfully stopped using the drug. This person, like me, hopes that this article will cause users to quit and non-users never to get involved.
--βενιαμιν 13:47, 14 September 2010 (BST)
All I have to say is: "dude, where's my car man?"
--Zameen 18:10, 14 September 2010 (BST)
I have some friends who use cannabis twice or three times a week. They are easy to get upset if they face different opinions about something which they think they know well. That is the negative effect of cannabis use that I notice so far. I don't think it degrades the user's ability to memorize and analyze or slows the user's mind down, it just makes the user feels that he is being attacked by people who have different opinions.
---- M -- 18:30, 15 September 2010 (BST)
I wonder what FIGU would say about medical Marijuana and cases of people having been cured of cancer for using medical Marijuana.
Also about the new evidence that Marijuana might stimulate brain cell growth: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn8155-marijuana-might-cause-new-cell-growth-in-the-brain.html
Please Note: I am not referring to Hashish, I'm referring to Marijuana/Cannabis.
--AlienUFO 21:56, 22 September 2010 (BST)
For myself, I felt like it was time to put an end to the horribly bad, mind-crippling money-wasting, time-eating and motivation-killing habit of smoking marijuana, after having studied the Meier material and the available spiritual teachings in English for about 3 years. It (marijuana) just simply wasn't for me, and I knew it for a long time, but I just couldn't stop.
I finally decided to search the German FIGU site for articles pertaining to the matter, to see what Mr. Meier himself had to say about the matter. This took place after a while of basically not wanting to hear what he was going to say because I pretty much knew that, whatever it was, his view was probably not going to be in favor, and I wasn't ready to hear it at the time.
I found Bulletins 48 and 67 on http://www.figu.org/ch/ and immediately translated them into English on Google translate. This decision absolutely changed my life, because it fueled me with the inspiration to seriously consider my actions in a pensive and meaningful way. A few days later, on August 16, 2010, I just decided that I was done and that I wouldn’t use marijuana ever again. Just like that. This occurred after smoking it nearly every day for approximately 5 ¾ years (but with the growing inner urge to stop for about 3 years).
After a couple more days of knowing my commitment was real and true, I subsequently emailed Benjamin Stevens with the request that he translate these two FIGU bulletins into the English language for other interested parties to read. To my joy, he emailed me back on September 10 with the response that he would translate them shortly, as he needed a change of pace.
It has now been 7 months since I quit, thanks to the insight I gained from these two bulletins, which were “the straw that broke the camels back.”
I greatly appreciate Benjamin Stevens for translating FIGU bulletins 48 and 67 on my request, and for his translation efforts in general. Thank you, Benjamin. Just the same, I am also especially grateful to Mr. “Billy” Eduard Albert Meier for his exhaustive and thorough job in accepting and fulfilling his Mission for humanity on earth and beyond, and for all of the immensely valuable information he has made available through his efforts.
--RemR 05:07, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
You're very welcome, Rem.
It is encouraging to know that some of the choices I make, with regard to specific texts that I choose to translate, have a positive and lasting effect on some who read them. This is why I somewhat regularly try to fulfill the translation requests of readers, especially when a subject matter appears to be of importance to a large audience.
--βενιαμιν 12:43, 17 March 2011 (UTC)