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I have a doubt related to marriage. Its difficult to find a girl who is willing to remain celibate in a way that sexual contact is made for conceiving a child only. What is your opinion on marriage?

1. If one's efforts to realize the self are genuine, with surrender to the Lord, the life partner eventually falls in line and turns supportive.

2. Marriage or the lack of it has no connection with Brahmacharya which is a state of the Atman (self). Those who are destined for a life of Brahmacharya, will be made to do so by the higher power which runs the show. Why then worry whether the incoming life partner will agree or disagree? Surrender everything to the Lord and be at peace. HE will do that which is to be done, as long as one fixes himself to the self.

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(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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