Celibacy/Abstinence/Next life?

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Respected Sir,
         People say if we practice brahmcharya for  atleast 12 years or maybe more than that then we get moksha.What about the other karmas we have done maybe somewhat bad or good in this life even if we are doing brahmcharya practice stricktly in this life.So doesn't it mean that we have to take next birth to get the rewards of the deeds we have done even if we are practicing brahmcharya stricktly.

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To whom is life and death? To whom is karma? Who are you? Are you the one who experiences these? One is the eternal Atman (self) who has no birth or death and who is unaffected by karma. It is the Ego and the body which are limited by birth, death or karma. He who practices Brahmacharya in essence realizes this ultimate truth and resides as the Atman, unaffected by the unreal. Hence let go of pondering on the illusion and work to remain as the self.

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(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.

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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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