it against our religion to drink alcohol
or is it bad only if you over drink and
Yes. Drinking alcohol even in small quantities
to enjoy its effect is against the Sikh
Reht. Alcoholic drinks are forbidden because
of their ill effect on the mind and body.
But there is no restriction against taking
medicine or foods, which may have minute
quantities of alcohol in them. Most of
the liquid medicines usually do have some
kind of alcohol as a solvent. They are
not prohibited for a Sikh. However, taking
medicine with the intention of drinking
alcohol is contrary to the Sikh belief.
It would be interesting to give here some
quotations for Gurbaani:
strictly avoid alcohol by drinking of
which one loses one's love for God and
is punished in His Court."
"Good persons do not consume alcohol
even if it is prepared by using Gangajal
(sacred water of the Ganges)."
"One should 'drink' the nectar of
His Name and not the useless alcohol.
Drinking alcohol means losing the valuable
life in gambling."