Hi Dhananjay,

First of all I would like to thank you for your advise in the practice of Brahmacharya.

Now I am trying my best to control my diet.

I would like to know if you have any suggestion for someone who would like to move on to a vegetarian diet and the step he need to take to change.

Best Regard

1. A vegetarian diet helps during the initial years of practice, when the vulnerable aspirant has to fight down his Rajasaic tendencies and become Satwic.

2. When the aspirant surges with single minded devotion to attain the self, the path that is to be taken by him will be revealed from within. It is as simple as that.

Do the suggested Sadhana asking nothing in return from the Lord and accepting that which comes on its own. HE will take care of the rest.

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.


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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