Celibacy/Abstinence/Astral tube


Dear Dhananjay,

I have a question regarding the 'astral tube' that gets established between a man and a woman during intercourse. You have written that it takes a minumum of twelve years for this astral tube to dissolve.
What should I do when I have had intercourse with a girl in my youth (we had a relationship for about six months)eight years ago and I want to marry in the future? I didn't have intercourse with a woman since then, though I masturbated for some time. Should I wait another twelve years from now on before I marry? Or should I count twelve years from them time I had intercourse with this girl (I was twenty one then) When I marry I don't want the astral tube with my former girlfriend to interfere, like you described in a earlier post.

Many thanks,


Atma Sadhana helps dissolve such connections faster by getting one closer to his self. Do your Sadhana and relax. The rest, HE takes care.

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


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