Celibacy/Abstinence/Eggs ?


Hi Sir,
hope you doing well.
i have seen in your answer, you said to give up meat and
but if i'm doing exercises then can i take boiled eggs?
i'm a vegetarian Indian, so don't get enough protein so my
gym instructor suggested me this.
Please guide me.
Do eggs cause any harm?

Q: Since eating eggs is to be avoided by the Brahmachari, what is the alternate source of protein?
A: Further to honest Brahmacharya for a certain period of time, various changes start occurring in the body of the Brahmachari. To begin with, tissues start repairing themselves fueled by the increased presence of 'veerya' or semen that is being reabsorbed into the blood. The nectar like essence present in semen that gives great strength/ youthfulness and power cannot be matched by any other medicine or food product. It is for this reason that the statement 'What one loses further to the wastage of semen can never be regained' is cent percent true.

The re-absorbtion of semen into blood slowly starts restoring every deteriorating part of the body back to its state of complete health and well being while augmenting blood flow, Prana (vital energy) and overall health & strength. Further to continued celibacy, the Brahmachari will find that he does not require as much food as he used to consume earlier to maintain health, strength and vigor. Unlike his former state where there was continuous wastage of semen and hence the need to consume more food, the body slowly starts to become self sufficient in retaining the various vitamins, minerals and proteins that it needs to a larger extent. It is actually a misnomer among people that we need to eat much food to stay healthy. The reality is that a balanced, nutritious and wholesome diet consisting of the right amount of protein, carbohydrate, minerals and vitamins can fully be achieved through a vegetarian diet. I will suggest a pure vegetarian diet that will help in maintaining health, be conducive to the practice of Brahmacharya and provide the required amount of protein to sustain physical exercise. Minor variations can be applied to the diet based on one's personal liking :

EARLY MORNING: 1~2 glasses of water (before the practice of yoga or other exercises) with a glass of milk

7 ~ 8.30 A.M: Breakfast & one cup of boiled Dal (Tur Dal) and one banana.

1.15 P.M: Lunch comprising of 3-4 whole wheat chapati's or roti's taken with a vegetable gravy made of either beans, horse gram, green gram etc.. followed by a cup of buttermilk, yogurt or curds and another banana.

6 ~ 7 P.M: Another glass of cow's milk followed by dinner consisting of some cooked food with different fruits and raw vegetables such as cabbage, beetroot, cucumber, carrot etc..

This is a diet that ensures all ingredients required for the well being of the body are met and is fully 'Sattwic'. Eating a 'Sattwic' or non-stimulating diet is very important if one wishes to succeed in long Brahmacharya. It makes the mind calm, serene and tranquil. Another secret to ensure excellent health and strength is never to load the stomach fully with food. Eating excess food will only increase the quantity of faeces or stool. The body does not and cannot absorb more than what it requires. A wonderful method to determine what quantity of food one must eat is - " Consider the stomach to be made of four parts. Fill two parts with nutritious, wholesome food (half the stomach) one part with water and leave the fourth part empty so that 'Prana' or vital energy can move around and effectively aid in digestion. This is a golden formula to ensure health and strength.

Lord Krishna tells us:-

"Success in yoga is not for him who eats too much or too little, nor for him who sleeps too much or too little" - The Bhagavad-Gita  Chater-VI/ Verse 16

" To him who is temperate in eating and in sleeping and in being awake, Yoga becomes the destroyer of misery" - The Bhagavad-Gita Chapter-VI/ Verse 18

Egg and meat, onion, garlic and hot/ pungent/ sour foodstuff are to be avoided during the initial few years of practice as they have a strong tendency to agitate, irritate and cloud the mind with aggression. Such a mind becomes wholly unfit for the practice of Brahmacharya.

It takes some time for the body to get used to a change in diet. Once this is accomplished, the Brahmachari yogi will find more than sufficient energy to indulge in all forms of physical and mental work and will in fact be left with energy even at the end of the day. Anybody who observes a few months of unbroken celibacy will start to see that they hardly get tired even while performing the most strenuous of activities. What is required is determination and love for the concept of Brahmacharya following which all merits will gradually start clinging to the celibate in course of time.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)


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The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."


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