Celibacy/Abstinence/Fear of break


hi sir,

Today, I looked at the picture of a woman to see what beauty existed in her and if I had strength, but I felt lust creeping in me and soon after, I resolved to stop looking at these images, and God saved me, but I had a very strong desire to look at her image.... I assume looking at the photo of a woman to test strength is foolish?

Also, it is about 10 months and I fear losing everything to a break. I'm scared of losing the seed before one year, which would also depress me terribly. What must I do to get over this fear? Please help sir. I'm scared of temptation destroying everything.

One should avoid all forms of mental deviation, surrender to God and hold on to Sadhana, with surrender to God. Willfully deviating will only hasten the chances of downfall.

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


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