Celibacy/Abstinence/Job?

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Hi Dhananjay,

In a few week time I will graduate and I will start finding a job and join the work force.

I need to seek your expert opinion on why job is suitable for a person practice Brahmachraya.

I am a quiet person and a poor speaker. I don't like to speak much and prefer listening to others.Now, I am having a hard time finding a suitable job.

I believe job that require one to perform shift work is not suitable for one practicing brahmacharya. Especially one that need one to perform more than 12 hours shift at a stretch.

Job that require one to carry a weapon, or such is a Big not suitable either. I also think that job that promote gambling, alcohol, prostitution is not idea for someone into Brahmacharya.

Today I need your advice on the criteria that I need to look out for when finding job.

Best Regard
AL

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1. One should let go of preconceived notions and work honestly, be it any kind of a job. Work carried out with honest effort is acceptable, immaterial of whether it is this or that.

2. Apply efforts and remain quiet. That which is destined will come without doubt.

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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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Bachelors degree in Engineering.

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