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What is the difference between losing energy by incontinence or ejaculation and losing energy after running for example? For me both are the same.

ANd when the body stops producing semen because of brahmacharya does it means the body stop aging?

1. Through incontinence and lack of proper transmutation, the vital seed of life is lost, resulting in debility and degeneration.

2. The tiredness or fatigue which follows moderate exercise is temporary and short lived. One emerges fresh and more energetic in due course, which is not the case with losing the seed.

3. After becoming an Urdhvareta through proper Brahmacharya, the debilitation of the body which is normally accompanied with age rapidly slows down. To the extent that one spends time in communion with pure consciousness (Samadhi), debility correspondingly reduces.

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


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Questions concerning the practice of 'Brahmacharya' to know the self, & the means required are dealt with here.


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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