The only serious side-effect of marijuana is that you might get arrested.
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If we live, we live; if we die, we die; if we suffer, we suffer; if we are terrified, we are terrified.
This-the immediate, everyday, and present experience-is it, the entire and ultimate point for the existence of a universe.
Zen is a way of liberation, concerned not with discovering what is good or bad or advantageous, but what is.