Celibacy/Abstinence/Vegetarian food and Vitamin B12
Thanks a lot for your previous answers. I stopped eating eggs and drink milk only in the morning to practice celibacy. However i feel lack of energy during the day. It may be because of Vitamin B12 deficiency as i read in this article.
Should I start eating eggs? How do Bramhchari get vitamin B12 as they only take vegetarian foods.
1. Where has it been said that one should not drink more than a glass of milk for Brahmacharya? Milk & dairy products are the chief sources of B-12 for vegetarians. After a large glass of morning milk, Include a full glass of thick curd (yogurt) in the afternoons after lunch and another glass of milk in the evenings as suggested in past answers. Also include butter/ghee etc. in the diet twice or thrice a week. This will suffice for the requirement of B-12.
2. Do not worry about the article. If the person writing the article had personal knowledge (from direct experience) as regards the effects of unbroken Brahmacharya (in thought, word & deed) with meditation and God devotion for a life of Yoga, such statements would not have been made.
The parameters stated in the article apply to people who lead a life laced with loss of energy from sexual thought/activity. Practicing a few ĎAsana-s' (postures) alone does not make a ĎYogií. Only complete and honest practice of the 8 Anga-s from Yama-Niyama to Samadhi for self-realization with devotion to God constitutes Yoga. Yoga is a perfect science and the methods suggested are complete, taking all factors into consideration.
ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)