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As it is said in yoga and Vedanta for the conciousness of a living being the primordial nature is the true self, Brahman, God, Source, whatever the name used. This is easy to understand when talking about consciousness of a being.

but as for the 5 elements that compose the physical plane of the Cosmos. They combine to form objects like particles, minerals, metals, stars, cosmic forces. In their basic nature they have the same substratum, even if only they are objects? Is God the basic nature of objects?

The created is an image on God, who is pure consciousness. The world and people are images on the invisible mirror of pure consciousness (God or Supreme). These images are perceived by the Ego through the mind. Hence these are unreal, for the mind and Ego are themselves unreal.

By whom are perceived the physical, mental planes or the cosmos? It is by the individual mind. Where were these in sleep? They were absent, yet you were present. That which was present was the self alone.

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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