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Celibacy/Abstinence/Physical vs mental Brahmacharya


Hi Sir, Do having much sexual desires brings loss of energy in a subtle level even if no ejaculation of seed take place? Can you see benefits after some weeks of practice?

1. There is only one kind of Brahmacharya. It occurs when one merges his mind into the Atman (self) in thought, word and deed. Anything else is not Brahmacharya.

2. Sexual desires are to be overcome by gaining 'Gnyana' (knowledge of the truth) & by transmuting energy into higher domains, so as to realize the self. If the same is not carried out, the energy eventually gets lost (first mentally & later physically) through some means or the other. Therefore, Brahmacharya is to be practiced in thought, word and deed.

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(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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