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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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2016-12-03 Exercise - wet dreams:

Exercise should be moderate and never hard. Hard exercise causes excess fatigue, leading to irritation/aggression followed by stupor and lethargy as an aftermath. Heavy weight training is not conducive

2016-11-30 Marraige and children:

1. The world and this birth are itself Maya. However, there are certain urges which are deemed valid, the desire to make a family being one. While there is no harm in aspiring for marriage and a family

2016-11-29 Insult & injury:

1. Who was abused? Who suffered insult? When that one is vacated, the state is called self-realization.     2. One should realize his self first. Questions about others later.     The self has no esteem

2016-11-29 Life direction:

The events that unfold in one's life are already fixed, based on one's past karma and the will of the higher power. It is not necessary for one to worry the least as regards the direction to be taken.

2016-11-26 Self & others:

There is no 'oneself' or 'others' in reality. There is only pure consciousness, infinite and without a second. Hence, if one feels like serving humanity, one has to first know his own 'self'. That is the


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