Celibacy/Abstinence/Charity

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Dear,

Miser and the accumulator of material goods as we escape and effect substitute the "generosity" and "charity" which would escape and substitute effect for illicit sexual desire?

I thank you,

kind regards,

Jorge Diogo (Rio de Janeiro - Brazil)

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Recreational sexual desire does not subside with charity of material goods or money, for, such charity is again done with doership - "I am giving these things and helping people", which eventually leads to bloating of the Ego. That which is done to oneself or others, expecting something in return does not give Brahmacharya. Brahmacharya (which is the state of the self) comes only when one performs 'Nishkama Karma' (actions performed with surrender to God, expecting nothing in return).

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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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