Celibacy/Abstinence/Yoga and the body


In a book of Sri Aurobindo it says if one could permanently reside in the self or Natural State, the physical body's cells could transmute in light. In Buddhism this is known as Rainbow body and the teaching are very similar. Offcourse the body in practical terms wont change in this era but could it still transfom in a better vehicle if one remain in the self? WHen one resides in the self, the self itself gives energy to mind and body without any effort of our own? Thanks

All that one needs to do is to reside in the self as the self. When this is accomplished, the best results ever possible are impinged upon both the body & the mind. The maximum possible benefits (within the purview of 'Prarabdha') will be awarded to these two vehicles, for these depend on the Atman (self) for their existence, not being independent by themselves.

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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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