Celibacy/Abstinence/Disengaged mind


I feel somewhat disengaged and depersonalized after sadhana in the evening. It's quite peaceful, but I have trouble with self-expression and being engaged or caring about conversation at a dinner table with recent acquaintances. Might this be due to meditation?

I ask this because I notice that I have quite a blank face after I meditate.

I am adhering to brahmacharya as recommended in every shape and fashion.

Can you explain why I feel this way?

It is normal to experience inner quiet and silence further to Sadhana, which gradually displaces the Ego. One should cultivate this inner silence, developing the thought free state, by holding on to the self. External interaction then gets limited to the extent required, to necessity & not more.

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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