Celibacy/Abstinence/Keeping the mind calm


Hi Dhananjay,

I am writing this today to thank you for your contribution to allexperts.com. I am of of those who are lucky enough to receive your teaching and advice here.

I am reaching my 650 days of Brahmacharya in a few days time.I would say Brahmacharya is the right path for me.

As one progress in the path of truth, the craving of answers also reduce.There is nothing much to ask and nothing more to know as one progress/getting closer to one.

Since I am typing this I will ask something for the sake of it.

I would like to know how to calm the mind on physical and mental level. That include developing right thoughts, right diets....

I believe that by developing these attributes, I can obtain greater peace.

It is very simple, the closer one keeps the mind to the Atman (self), the calmer it stays. Disturbance is the result of the mind's attachment to the 'Asat' (unreal). The Atman alone is real. The beginner achieves this through constant meditation on the formless self, asking nothing in return. As one practices so over a span of many years with unbroken Brahmacharya, one is always in meditation, whatever be the nature of external activity. Then the self alone remains, encompassing everything.

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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