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Is brahmacharya related to magnetism, hypnotism and distance communication?

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Every activity, be it of the above mentioned kind or some other is fueled by 'Prana' (universal cosmic energy). There is no life without Prana manifesting through a being. Since the availability of Prana increases through Brahmacharya, it is possible to invest the same on various techniques. One should however not develop a fascination for such activities as they become impediments in the path of the self.

To reside in the self as the self is the true meaning of Brahmacharya. The sexual aspect is a by product and not Brahmacharya itself, for there is nothing called sexuality in the Atman (self).

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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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