Celibacy/Abstinence/Secret of longevity



When there is a legend that tells about siddhas in south India or taoists alchemists who had extreme longevity, does it means they can live centuries in a physical body if they choose so? WHat was the main secret?


Preventing the descent of Bindu (seed of life) into becoming semen is the secret of health and longevity. After the Yogi becomes an Urdhvareta, his seed does not come down from the 'Ajna Chakra' in the region of the brain but remains there as 'Amrita' (nectar). The body then becomes immune to decay and disease, staying fresh and healthy.

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


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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