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Dear Dhananjay,

We feel better progressing along the path of Brahmacharya.

Suppose say, we managed our life up to until 60+ of age as healthy as possible, and also managed to have a good profession. If we end up having no close relations to look after us, how are we supposed to handle last days of our life?

Please let us know your thoughts about how to handle our life towards the end when we are single.


1. Who arranged for your entry into the Earthly plane? Who placed you in the womb of your mother? Who took care of you there, when you had no awareness of who you were and knew nothing? Who takes care of the millions of chemical and biological processes which occur through the waking, sleeping and dreaming states within your body? Are you performing all these?

Man eats, works, senses and rests thinking he is the doer. Even while performing these activities, he has no control over what is happening within his system, just as he has no control over what happens outside. A remote power is running the body, automatically, in the exact way required, by coordinating all the vital organs and the brain. The same power is also taking care of the external world, in the way necessary.

2. The higher power which arranged for your entry into this plane & which is currently taking care of your sustenance will take care of your well being in the future as well. There is no change. HE who has brought you here and is sustaining you here will also take you away from here at the right time and again place you in a new existence, to ensure evolution.

Worry about the future is the resort of the Ego, which is assuming it is doing all things and taking responsibility, while the reality is that nothing is under it's control.

When the Ego is displaced through surrender to the higher power, this query will no longer exist and things continue to be taken care of, as they have always been, by HIS grace.

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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