I made a grave mistake.
By The Lord's grace I have kept myself
pure physically. I have even managed
to keep a purer mind when talking to women (when I have to).

Today I talked to a married woman
with a very impure mind. She's a neighbor
of my parents I hadn't talked to in years.
She was talking to me for quite some time,
and I let my guard down and started to enjoy it.
I didn't  fantasize about sex, but I did enjoy her company.
She was dressed very scantily (explanation, not excuse).
By the lords grace I didn't commit a physical break.
I was courteous with her - the only possibly flirtatious thing I said was that she hadn't changed a bit, but my mind wasn't pure. The worst of it is that she is married.

I'll be more mindful  from now on, but
did I commit  a break?

What prayaschitta can I do ?

Avoid repetition and hold on to honest Sadhana. One is the best judge of when he is crossing the forbidden line. He knows it all the while...

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


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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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