In a narrow sense, Brahmacharya is celibacy. In a broad sense, it is absolute control of all the senses. The door of Nirvana (liberation) or perfection is complete . Swami Sivananda Saraswati Quick Links to Areas of This Page; Title Page; Section 1: The Phenomenon of Sex; Section 2: The Glory of Brahmacharya. PRACTICE OF BRAHMACHARYA – Kindle edition by Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or.

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Veerya is dynamic will. Do not look at the opposite sex. Every well-wisher of the country must think over this most disgraceful and disastrous state of affairs very carefully and apply the proper remedies in time. Do not worry yourself often: The desire is more than the act.

Irritability, egoism, anger, greed, hatred and attachment are still lurking in me. The whole spiritual Sivansnda is calculated to destroy this one idea. Behind the shining skin there is the raw flesh. If you develop strict skvananda, Vichara Sakti and Dharana Sakti will develop.

In the end it is reduced into ashes. For protecting the semen, it is essential to wear always a strip of black-coloured cloth over the private part; for there will be no night emission sivannada growth of testicles. Give up worship of the body. Autobiography of Swami Sivananda. You will have to be very careful of reaction. He should not play, cut jokes or talk with her. The valour and greatness of emperor Prithviraj was due to the strength of Brahmacharya.

But, Self-realization alone can completely destroy or burn the sexual desire and the Samskaras in toto.

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Veerya seminal energy is God in motion. Little things upset them. There are four processes in the practice of celibacy. After conception, the female animals will never allow the male animal to approach them till the young ones are weaned and they themselves become healthy and strong. Just as metals and chemicals are purified by heating, so also the sexual energy is purified and changed into divine energy by spiritual Sadhana, by entertaining sublime, soul-elevating thoughts of the Self or Atman.

Repeat the Lord’s Name and meditate regularly.

He should never be trusted. You must be ever conscious of your shortcomings and you must constantly strive to get rid of them. In an aspirant, there will be occasional sexual thoughts, but they are kept under check.

Leniency to internal lower tendencies will brahmacharyw you in the region of suffering. Obviously, Vairagya and discrimination have not dawned in his mind even a bit.

Keep the mind fully occupied. You need not despair even a brahmacharyz, however. For a passionate worldly-minded man, the terms Self-realization, God, Self, Vairagya, renunciation, death and burial ground are very revolting and terrifying, because he is attached to objects.

The strict celibate has keen and acute memory even in old age. He broke the sword with his sivnaanda. The future well-being of India rests entirely on Brahmacharya and Brahmacharya alone. It will be like pouring ghee in the fire that is slowly getting extinguished.

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And those students who find that world of God through chastity, theirs is that heavenly country; theirs, in whatever world they are, is freedom.

Where the mind is absorbed, there the Prana is restrained; sjvananda where the Prana is fixed, there the mind also is absorbed.

It is a strong weapon to attack lust. If the sexual energy is transmuted into Ojas or spiritual energy by pure thoughts, it is called sex-sublimation in Western psychology. He has become an imitative machine. But, she cannot do any harm to a Viveki who is always on the alert and who sees the Doshas of a woman and who knows the Sat-Chit-Ananda, pure nature of Atman.


Some people, who observe celibacy for one or two years, become more passionate and waste the energy considerably in the end. He should not have the desire to touch her or go near her with evil intention.

Learn to cleanse your mind with the water of purity or celibacy, with the soap of divine love. Will you allow such a bundle to become the master of your thoughts? When once man falls into the trap or net spread out by woman, there is no escape for him.

It is greatly shocking indeed to see many of our youth walking with tottering steps, with pale, bloodless faces owing to loss of this vital fluid, instead of jumping hither and thither with agile, nimble steps with vigour and vitality like the squirrel.

Brahmacharya (Celibacy)

The sex-idea is deep-rooted. Pitiable is his lot! It is very diplomatic. Symposium Go to abbreviated Contents page After clicking a link below, which will take you to another page, use your Back button to return to this Index page.

They have got extreme sexual hankering. Sometimes they are so strong and formidable that I am bewildered as to how to check them. There are no half way measures in the spiritual path.