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QUESTION: Hello, a long ago i wrote you asking if some countries are less moral than others and you said only that races are in different stages of evolution. Is this related to morality, to a race or culture? I never understood that. Sorry, by morality i mean brahacharya but other things as well.

ANSWER: What is morality? Doing one's Dharma properly is morality and nothing else. He who does his Dharma right practices Brahmacharya, without his own knowledge, automatically. There are those who do so and those who don't, in all countries. It all boils down to how evolved (closer to his self) one is. There isn't any generalization here, in terms of race, caste or creed, which are all superficial things and not real.

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

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QUESTION: Ok thanks very much but is it irrespective of gender too? Do lust works the same in men and women? For example women are more morals and live more years than men everywhere but at the same time the cause of lust in man is the woman. The years of life difference is not because of wars as some say because this happens in countries that never are at war like Canada, swiss...

1. While it is much more difficult for women to develop 'Vairagya' (detachment), their nature being influenced by 'Maya' to a larger extent, gender has no connection with morality or realization of the self.

2. The cause of lust in man is not woman. It is his own 'Agnyana' (ignorance)

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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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