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Hi Dhananjay,

Thanks for your response, it was very helpful.You answered my question regarding dentistry, and I would like to ask you if that extends to all medical practice.For example my doctor tells me 'you have an under-active thyroid, you must take medication to rectify this problem.Should a skilful response be to 'accept what comes, and respond in a detached manner and take the medicine'?

I realize that in the early stages of brahmacharya the body will feel quite unhappy at times.There will be tension and aches and pains, and mental disturbances.The mind tries to find a solution to the bodies distress, reading this and that health book for an explanation and remedy.It feels like a wild goose chase though.Should I be seeking answers to health in this way?Or is it largely a waste of time?

Thanks for your response.

If transmutation is correct, with unbroken Brahmacharya, involving 4.00 A.M wakeup & all the practices described earlier, the thyroid gland will harmonize into perfection in the course of time. There is no need for medication.

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(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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