Celibacy/Abstinence/Prostate Problem

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I want to know if there is any relation between prostate problem and the practice or not practicing brahmacharya.
Like for example, a person may have attained to a certain state of physical brahmacharya and control but may be slipping on the mental front due to various distractions of the modern life, his own weakness, etc.
What will happen in such a case? Does that create health problems like prostate problems, etc.
Please let me know your opinion and also how to get out of such problems...

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There is no such relationship. Prostate troubles occur to those who continue to live in the sex plane, after having given up sexual activity due to old age or some other reason. Mere physical abstinence is not Brahmacharya. One should not mix the two.

If the practice of Brahmacharya is correct (with adequate efforts in the physical, mental and spiritual planes), no problems of any kind occur. Problems, which might have existed from before the start of practice also disappear further to diligent efforts.

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

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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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