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I know as you mentionned earlier, siddhis are themselves manifestation of mind and not enlightnement. But dont they come as a by-product of a life of yoga? What is the cause of manifestation of the siddhis?

1. Siddhi-s come to the extent destined, to that particular body & mind, from the power of the Atman, just as the rays of the Sun pass through a piece of cloth, when held against Sunlight.

2. The cause of any kind of manifestation, including the world is the Leela (play) of the Lord, Siddhi-s included.

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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