Celibacy/Abstinence/Yoga and death


Hi. From my point of view, the culmination of the yoga path and of all religions is to separate the astral self from the physical body in a trance, in yoga this state is called samadhi. And there are accepted occurences of canonized saints and mystics projecting doubles, a phenomena known as bilocation.

1. The Atman (self) is neither physical nor astral. It is beyond both these. Merging consciousness back into that self is 'Samadhi'. It is one's real state. Hence there are none of these astral or physical or causal things in Samadhi which is to be experienced, being beyond discussion.

2. The Atman is beyond location, having no location. Hence things such as bi-location have nothing to do with the Atman or Samadhi, for these concern the unreal body.

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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