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QUESTION: Namskaar Dhananjay,

While walking on the path of Brahamacharya,can a full body massage be taken?Also,will it be dangerous if massage is taken from a female masseuse if no male is available?


ANSWER: One should not take massage from another as there will be an intermixing of their individual Prana-s and karma-s, causing undesirable consequences & a downfall. A Brahmachari should NEVER take massage from a female masseuse.

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

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QUESTION: Namaskaar Dhananjay,

Thank you very much for your reply.

So,you mean that one should massage himself if necessary and not take it from another person.Right?


When the art of meditation (merging the mind into the self) is perfected, all stress dissolves in the ocean of consciousness and one does not need massage.

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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