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There's a long symbiosis of psychedelics with hackers. Something about information wanting to be free, curiosity, and deep insight...

hmmm, yes, deep insight.

I actually gave a hit of LSD to a Zen priest from Japan once. Said it was interesting, hallucinated and so on.

However, he was quite clear that psychedelics as a path to awakening is...off the mark.

Anyway, monastics are on a permanent trip...just like you and me, even off the mark, we can't help but nail it, life is the biggest bulls eye around ;-)

they can certainly help one see amazing insights or interesting things, but he's correct that they're not particularly good as a tool to awaken/enlightenment. too much distraction.

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