Celibacy/Abstinence/Cause of laziness


Namaste Prabhu!
Is there anything called as 'mental laziness' where one does not like to give any work to his brain?
I am experiencing same thing I don't know why...
And my academics are going to start and I am worried about this..

Or is it just agnana,ignorance that is making me feel so and there is no such thing?
The above is silly and that is why I have posted it as a 'private one'.

1. Tamas (inertia) is the cause of physical as well as mental laziness. It is eradicated by subjecting the body & mind to adequate constructive activity. If all the tenets of Yoga described in past answers are applied, inertia gradually reduces and disappears.

2. This very body & mind are the results of 'Agnyana' (ignorance). Those who attain complete 'Gnyana' (knowledge of the Atman) become free from birth & death.

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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