Tirukkural 929: Abstaining from Alcohol

Reasoning with a drunkard is like going under water with a torch in search of a drowned man.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Attachment, for instance, holds our cells together; it is also the root of much suffering, for attachment to material objects or people keeps man's awareness externalized, incapable of expressing itself in full freedom.
—Gurudeva