Celibacy/Abstinence/Question about milk.


As per your past answers a brahmachari should eat and drink satvik things like milk and other dairy stuff. But as you know in today's world it's very difficult to find out purity in stuff. Most of the milk companies are selling artificial milk + preservative added milk and there are no cows or buffaloes available near our area.So what can we have as an alternative to milk? can we live without milk? This question might help those seekers also who are lactose intolerant.

A similar principle holds good for all eatables. One has to make use of that which is available and adapt the body to the same. There are those who live without milk or dairy. However, the same is not advised, unless inevitable.

Soya milk, almond milk, flax milk, oat milk & coconut milk are a few alternatives which may be sought in such cases.

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


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts




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."


©2017 About.com. All rights reserved.