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1) Is there any way to conquer sleepiness which can lead to laziness, when sleep is not of very high quality during the initial year or two?

2) How many hours of hard mental work is recommended for a beginner?

3) Is living on family income such as a self sustaining business or even inheritance detrimental? An individual living in this way, with dispassion, can have all the time he wants for trying to dissolve into bliss.

1. With regular Sadhana, issues concerning sleep resolve by themselves. There is no shortcut.

2. As much as is required to fully utilize the mind and keep it active and bright.

3. One receives the income which is destined by his past & present karma. One should be content with whatever comes through honest effort and focus on merging his mind into the self.

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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