Celibacy/Abstinence/Food for Brahmacharya


namaste dhananajay ji

1. can a brahmachari take milk and ghee? because gandhi ji said that we should not take milk or any other dairy products

2. how some one can eat food without spices? i know that we must not take it. but in BG shri krishna said that we should not eat tasteless food. i think boiled vegitables are also tasteless. can u tell me your diet plan please.

3. can we take trifla churna.

4. why god created us?

(my English is not good...if there is any mistake then ignore it please)

1. Yes. Milk & its products are beneficial and suitable for Brahmacharya, being 'Satvic' (calming) in nature. Gandhiji never made such a statement. He used to consume goat's and cow's milk on a daily basis.

2. Who asked you to take spice free food? Spices & salt, taken in moderation, cause no harm.

3. Not really necessary for the Brahmachari.

4. Who was created? The Atman (soul) has no birth and death. That which was created was the body & the mind. To make you realize you are not both these is why God created them. So when the one who asks this question realizes who he truly is, this question will not arise.

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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