Celibacy/Abstinence/The world in reality


Hi Dhananjay,

I would like to know the how the practice of Brahmacharya affect one interpersonal skills with others, attitude towards others, attitude towards the environment.

In this forum, we always heard how the practice of Brahmacharya to attain the true self. This time I would like to know if the practice of Brahmacharya can help contribute to others or this society.

THank you.
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Who is oneself and who are others? There is only the self in reality. The self of all is one and the same. There are only different Ego's, minds & bodies in the illusion. As one gradually realizes this through Brahmacharya, one will realize the world and people to be moving images on the screen of 'Sat' (reality or truth) and not real. The world and people are not different to the world and characters experienced in a dream.

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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