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QUESTION: I was always asking myself if for a brahmachari there is other means to have a child without the normal mean (sexual coitus) of physical beings. SInce a perfect brahmachari does not produce semen, can he still have a child by a "supernatural" mean? If we look the birth of Jesus, Mary was made pregnant by the "Holy Spirit". Is there other means of reproduction for higher beings?

ANSWER: 1. The higher power generally ensures that producing offspring (if so destined) is got done with before reaching the state of an 'Urdhvareta' (following which semen production stops)

2. Everything is possible when the higher power wills and only if HE wills. Conception without physical union is also hence possible.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)

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QUESTION: But for sure, for many historians and intellectuals today the existence of savior and heroes are mere legends and mythical narratives because of some unexplained things and lack of proofs. Can we explain them too as symbols, as the philosopher Jung say, the struggle one face in our own life and the world?

In that sense, Krishna, Christ, Hercules would have been equivalent to our modern day superheros in movies and games. Mere mythical heroes created to explain life in a warlike iron era where the explaination of birth and conception were unknown, the necessity of giving autorithy to kings and where the conditions of life were harsh and cruel for most people. Later on during late Antiquity, people invented philosophy to explain the world without reference to myths, later on science came to try to explain the world without reference to philosophy but with observation and proofs.

There is no need to prove anything. Depending on their evolutionary level, people accept or reject things, to their individual levels of perception. The only thing required is to find out as to whom the world appears and who experiences life and overcome that superimposition.

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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