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Hello, in one ancient post:
-He casts a great impression wherever he goes and thus wins over people with his nobility and virtue. A true Brahmachari needs not the aid of cunning, guile, manipulation or dominance to succeed in the world. Presence of enormous divine energy within him makes even wicked people treat him with respect and consideration. No one can remain oblivious to the radiance and nobility of a true Urdhvareta.-

With all due respect, does this mean the brahmachari is always good? When Hitler, Stalin or Mao were alive, didnt they get respect? Was not Hitler a disciplined person with some knowledge of the occult? Brahmacharya alone doesnt make someone a saint for sure.

1. One who surrenders his Ego and works as a tool of the Supreme is the Brahmachari. His actions are those of God and hence always right. He is the real saint. As long as a man stays in this state, his actions are those of the universal.

2. People such as those mentioned by you were noticed for their actions, name, fame, title and power which they commanded in their respective positions. The presence or lack of these traits including occult powers is of no consequence or value in terms of the absolute truth, considering this world itself is a dream.

None of these attributes succeed in giving man eternal bliss free from the bounds of sorrow for ever, for they are nothing but the tentacles of 'Maya' (illusion). Rather, they only pushed these very same people deeper into the realms of sorrow as is seen in history. Liberation, that accrues further to knowing the self alone leads to that objective of eternal existence in peace, beyond action & inaction.

Resting in the self, as the self the liberated sage eternally abides in the state of the infinite beyond description.

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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