Celibacy/Abstinence/Books to be read


Hello Dhananjay Sir

Its been two months of my brahmacharya practice, I live alone in a room, and nowadays I feel very lonely, I just keep sitting or sleeping or searching on internet.
Earlier when I used to feel lonely(it was rare though because I was in a P.G), I saw movies and porn, but now I feel its not worth watching.

Q.What constructive activity I should do when I feel lonely, I do not like studying these financial subjects, nor I m able to meditate, but I am interested in reading the Vedas and The Bhagvad Gita, I would have gone for it but people say its difficult to understand without teacher.
Which book should I go for as a beginner?


1. Biography of Milarepa, the realized saint of Tibet: http://www.cosmicharmony.com/Av/Milarepa/Milarepa.htm

2. Yoga Sutra-s of Pathanjali http://www.yogastudies.org/wp-content/uploads/Science_of_Yoga-Taimni.pdf

3. Upanishads http://www.hinduwebsite.com/upalist.asp

Read these materials in the above mentioned order. Do not jump and do not be in a hurry. Read matter is to be thoroughly absorbed and implemented in real life.

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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