Celibacy/Abstinence/Puja query


Hello Sir,
         I have seen in many books that its written that after chanting "om namah shivaye" mantra ,our sins are destroyed.So is it that-if a person who is not following brahmcharya dharma and chanting the "om namah shivaye" mantra,his sin of not following brahmcharya gets destroyed?  
        Is chanting "om namah shivaye" mantra a spiritual practice?
      Please answer these questions in points.

Through constant chanting of the name of the Lord, one's mind gradually de-links from the Ego, resulting in 'Bhakti' (devotion) and trust in the Almighty. This eventually takes one closer to the Atman (self). That itself results in Brahmacharya. Where then is the question of not following 'Brahmacharya'? Isn't proximity to the Lord itself Brahmacharya?

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(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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