Celibacy/Abstinence/Effects of Amaroli



Do the practice of amaroli increase your sexual desires and if yes, is the practice dangerous for practionners and bramacharis? Is there any advantages to start it if you are able to restrain the desires?


1. No

2. 'Amaroli' aids Brahmacharya & meditation. It helps increase 'Ojas'.The body recoups soon from weakness and debility and regains strength further to a few years of practice of 'Amaroli' which is full of nutrients. It is extremely beneficial till the Yogi becomes an Urdhvaretas. After becoming an Urdhvaretas, the Yogi no longer requires the practice.

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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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