Alcohol consumeth the mind and causeth man to commit acts of absurdity, but this opium, this foul fruit of the infernal tree, and this wicked hashish extinguish the mind, freeze the spirit, petrify the soul, waste the body and leave man frustrated and lost.

– ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, quoted in Note 170, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas

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