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Celibacy/Abstinence/Brahamcharya & Religion ?


Hi, can someone benefit from brahamchari life at least at the mind level if he has no particular religion? If yes then why to be very religious? I'm agnostic, not atheist, in the sense that I dont know if there is a god or not. Still I'm not all against religion there is a use to religion, it can help to organize good governance if the religion is powerful enough to put society in order, decrease crime rates and rapes, establish concord and rule of law. It is in that sense I feel a religion is important for a society not much for their beliefs.

1. Religion is a way of life which eventually leads one to realize his or her self.

2. 'Brahmacharya', is residence in the self which is the substance of all religions.

Hence he who practices true Brahmacharya follows true religion and is beyond all religions. It is residence in the truth, where the purpose of all religions ends.

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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