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I have a few questions related to the subject of ojas.

1) What is the role of ojas in third eye meditation or surat shabad yoga?

2) Is it true that by activating our third eye, we(as a soul) can travel to higher planes and ultimately reach god or God-realization to get out of the cycle of rebirths?

3)As you have mentioned in many of your answers that a person who practice celibacy for 12 years becomes Urdhvaretha and does not produce semen. But if semen is not produced than from where will he get ojas?

1. It is only by conserved 'Ojas' that consciousness rises to the 'Ajna' (6th chakra) resulting in successful meditation. When 'Bindu' (seed) gets steady here further to purification of the other Chakra-s after many years of unbroken Brahmacharya & meditation, the Yogi becomes an Urdhvareta.

2. The Atman (soul) is infinite and universal and no different from the Lord. He who travels to other planes is not the soul but the Ego which is false, being the effect of 'Avidya' (ignorance). Hence such travel is not of any value. Why should you travel somewhere when you yourself are an integral part of the Lord? Where can you travel when you occupy all space and time? You are in reality that one without a second. It is enough for you to know who you are. That is self-realization and your self itself is God. The Ego (lower self) with which you mistakenly identify is false.

3. It is evident that you have not gone through all the answers meticulously and have not absorbed the essence. Go through all of them slowly once more. Let it take a few months. Practice Yoga Sadhana honestly with all the suggested methods, following which this query will get cleared by itself.

First get established in unbroken Brahmacharya in reality for a few years. It then makes sense to discuss about the advanced state called 'Urdhvareta'.  This should not become a forum for mere theoretical suppositions or useless debates about this state or the other. It is meant to guide people in the direction of 'Brahma vidya' (knowledge of the self) which is to be gained from experience and practice alone by the grace of God and not through intellectual debates.

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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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