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DO you think self realization is attainable by people who have no particular religion in today's world? Is there self realized beings in Africa or native american with no official religions, at least not recognised as the big religions?

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1. Religion is one step of the Ego in the journey to the self and not mandatory.

2. Yes, there are Enlightened beings who did not belong to any religion earlier.

After Enlightenment, there is nothing called a religion for realized beings as the one who assumed belonging no longer exists. Such a being does not have a gender, caste, creed, religion or other classifications. Pure consciousness alone functions from the body, till the time to vacate it arrives. Then it is absorbed into the universal cosmos, without trace.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)

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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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