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Celibacy/Abstinence/Misleading statements in scriptures


Dear Dhananjay,
In one of your previous posts you have mentioned that vajroli kriya is an automatic reaction of body upon continous brahmacharya & that actual drawing up of ejaulated semen is a trick to keep unworthy at bay.But in the tantric texts siva states that he is giving this technique out of love for his devotees & that even if he enjoys a hundred women he can retain the bindu by absorbing it even from females' yoni after it mixes with feminine red energy.

Such is vivid description that it seems almost a valid & genuine technique.Also some other texts mention how tantra/hatha yogic studenta practise this by absorbing milk/honey & other things before being adept at it's purpose.

If retaining semen is only purpose why ot enjoy world & retain it too.All this sounds very fanciful.Couls you pls explain why such descriptions are given if it is a false technique.True advise would have saved lakhs of genuine souls who have otherwise taken this to heart.

1. Brahmacharya has been stated as the first pre-requisite for Yoga Sadhana by Lord Siva. Where then is the question of liaison with a hundred women? Just as one absorbs the essence of food consumed and excretes the rest, one should absorb the essence of scriptures and discard the rest. The wise do this much wisely, while the fools do much more foolishly.

2. It is the law of creation that the absolute truth is hidden under the cloak of Maya. Scriptures are no different. These truths become evident only to those who see & understand from their ĎGnyana Chakshuí (eyes of Gnyana) and not to others who are not yet ripe & deserving for such knowledge. It is a mysterious and illusive world, this creation of the great Lord called Samsara. Hence once should attain 'Atma-Gnyana' (knowledge of the reality or self), whereupon disappears this illusive world. For this, one must perform rigorous 'Sadhana' (practice) with devotion to the Lord.

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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