Celibacy/Abstinence/Stilling the mind


Can you pls advise any mid stilling (calming) exercises especially when one is in the office or a public place?

Take a few deep breaths, relax the body & mind, close the eyes if possible and realize yourself to be the Atman (self), infinite, an indivisible part of the all powerful cosmic being (Lord). This is your true state of being, formless, in the void, full of bliss, peace and eternal existence. It is of the nature of silence. Nothing touches or affects you, the Atman who is limitless and without attributes.

The world, thoughts and circumstances are all illusions on this eternal self which is always distinct from the illusion itself as is a piece of gold, pure as ever, despite covered by dust.

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.


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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