The Shalok was used by Kabir:
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Kabeer, Bhaang Maachuli Suraa Paan, Jo Jo Praani Kha-yein
ਤੀਰਥ ਬਰਤ ਨੇਮ ਕੀਏ ਤੇ ਸਭੈ ਰਸਾਤਲਿ ਜਾਂਹਿ ॥੨੩੩॥
Teerath Barat Neym Kee-ye, te sabhe rasatal jaa-hein
In General people interpret it, whosoever consumes marijuana, fish and alcohol, no matter what pilgrimages, fasts and daily rituals they follow, they shall go to hell.
All "anti bhaang machuli surapaan jathas" use these lines to tell their own followers that they will go to hell if they consume these things which is misguidance about underlying concept.
First important thing to consider:
TEERATH(Pilgrimages)...BARAT(Fasts)...NEYM(Daily Rituals) are not Gurmat so above meanings are out of context lead to wrong conclusions. Gurbani never encourage any of above three verbs and call it PAKHAND(ਪਾਖੰਡਿ) and BHARAM (ਭਰਮੁ-Illusion)
It is misinterpretation that these lines are against consumption of animal food as
- Bhagat Kabir lived his life among the Religious Scholars (Hindu Pandits) and has written various verses in response or in relation to discussion he had with them. This verse by Bhagat Kabir is a satire on the belief of Pandits who say that ਭਾਂਗ ਮਾਛੁਲੀ ਸੁਰਾ lead one's ਤੀਰਥ ਬਰਤ ਨੇਮ to Bhrasht i.e. nullifies them.
- The satire is on the point that the ਤੀਰਥ ਬਰਤ and ਨੇਮ as outlined by Hindu Pundits are so fragile/weak/impotent, that mere consumption of some items nullifies them.
- What should instead have happened is that ਤੀਰਥ ਬਰਤ ਨੇਮ should in-fact nullify any wrong doing of a person, be it ਭਾਂਗ ਮਾਛੁਲੀ ਸੁਰਾ or other vices. Gurbani (i.e. the view that Kabir delineates) does not believe in the ਤੀਰਥ(TEERATH) as believed by the Pandit.In Gurmat viewpoint, Teerath is
As following lines, Gurbani also does NOT encourage fasting as it does not encourage any other such rituals.