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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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Brahmacharya and celibacy are not the same. Celibacy is mere abstinence from sexual activity while Brahmacharya refers to a mode of life that makes one independent of sexual wants itself through reversal to one's default state of pure being, for in reality, man is the ¬tman (soul) which is of the nature of knowledge, bliss & pure being; untouched by the illusion of sexuality.

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2017-01-18 Bineural beats:

Merging the mind into the spirit (Atman) is spirituality. So there are only two things under consideration, the mind and its source, the spirit. Keep it simple and merge it back into its source through

2017-01-17 Food issues:

Wear a wet langot before retiring to bed. It will reduce the frequency of nightfall. Complete stoppage however will be accomplished only through constant unbroken Sadhana, for the issue is karmic.    <b>ॐ

2017-01-15 Food issues:

1. The Asana-s suggested earlier, if performed on a daily basis with Bandha, Nadi Shodhana, Pranayama & unbroken Brahmacharya will restore 'Jatharagni' in the course of time.    2. One's present existence

2017-01-15 Effect of music on mind and Brahmacharya:

In the context of Brahmacharya, That music, which develops 'Bhakti' (devotion) towards the Supreme, eventually merging the mind there is beneficial. Other forms merely give a temporary high through the

2017-01-12 Buddhist tonsuring:

That is another school of thought and approach, aimed at forsaking attachment to one's hair and gender. There are different roads to the destination.    <b>ॐ तत् सत्


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