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1-Can bramachaarya help your longevity?
2-Are you able to renew your physical body with that sexual energy continously?
3-Why there is legends of yogis in the Himalayas who are still alive in their physical body after centuries like Babaji or the Biblical patriarchs like Mathusalem, is that true?
4-Do you practice this?

Being able to do this is the highest wisdow and practice in my opinion.

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1. Brahmacharya is the foundation for health, strength, vitality and overall well being. These are factors that support longevity.

2. Sexual energy eventually ends in loss of vitality & debilitates the body. It is only when the same energy is converted into health & strength that the body recuperates.

3. Yes

4. The aim of the true Yogi is to make use of longevity to achieve liberation here and now in this very birth. That is the purpose of the physical body; to aid the Jiva attain liberation as a medium of working out karma. Beyond this, the physical body has no value. Hence the true Yogi never gets attached to his body but uses it as a tool to move towards Enlightenment.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)

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Questions concerning the practice of 'Brahmacharya' to know the self, & the means required are dealt with here.

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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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Bachelors degree in Engineering.

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