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Celibacy/Abstinence/Brahmacharya, ease of work & luck


Hi, is that true that for someone who is long established in brahmacharya or perfect purity, all his actions or works will go fluidly, without much problems? Ive read that in Hindu books of brahmacharya like the ones wrote by Swami Vivekananda and even in the concept of "Te" or virtue in Zhuangzi book. I mean what is the relation about someone established in a state of brahmacharya and luck? This is mentionned many times but never explained.

1. Merging the mind into the Atman (self), and thereby getting free from the grip of the Ego is Brahmacharya. When this is achieved, Supreme consciousness, also called as God alone functions from such a body. Such a person performs all actions as a service to God, without expectation for the fruits of his work, accepting the results with equality, be they of success or failure. Therefore, he is not concerned about the results.

When such an attitude of dispassion is practiced, one works in a relaxed manner, giving his best at the required action with complete energy and efficiency. Since complete and thorough work gives the best chances of achieving high efficiency, the possibility of success is higher, though such a one does not get affected even if there is failure.

2. Luck is that factor, which weighs on the outcome of an action, despite the presence or lack of supporting effort. It is the effect of past karma, influencing the outcome of the present effort. Since he who practices Brahmacharya as described above seldom indulges in incorrect action, the chances of accruing negative karma reduce greatly. This in turn prevents the formation of future obstacles which might other wise have cropped up due to actions performed under the lack of 'Gnyana' (knowledge of the truth). Past karma must however be worked out without fail. What is termed good luck is nothing but the positive vibration resulting from such a state.

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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