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."
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.
1. One follows the law of the land. 2. There is no harm in searching for work one feels like doing. The harm is in being attached to it. 3. Stop eating much before being 'completely full'. 4.
Actions always beget an equal and corresponding reaction. Not a penny more can one earn than what is destined and not a penny less will he be sent with. This the law of the Almighty. Knowing it to be such
The mind which is held in the Atman (self) is the embodiment of bliss. It is content in the self by the self. A mind which is away from the Atman feels incomplete, which it tries to overcome through association
There are different means to annul the Ego, which is the requisite for Enlightenment. Based on the nature and karma of each individual, the higher power gives one a tendency to act accordingly. <b>ॐ
If one's efforts to merge into the self are honest, the way becomes clear in the course of time. Do your Sadhana and accept that which comes as the will of the Almighty. All comes out good in case of the