The Brahmacharya

Brahma aacharya is Brahmacharya. The person who follows the Brahma thathwa in maintaining the discipline of body and mind is a Brahmachari. A Brahma aachari alone can know the Brahmaswa of the aathman through meditation.

Prasnopanishad says: “Here is Brahmana wherein the master clearly points out that no upasana is possible or spiritual perfection practicable without austerity, Brahmacharya or celibacy and faith”. Certainly, in these days, over-indulgence, sensuousness and lack of faith, these conditions would read as almost a list of impossible terms for a human personality to follow. In fact, if we understand the importance of these three terms in their perspective, we shall find a complete and satisfactory intellectual appeal to accept and justify the scriptural insistence upon these three conditions.

Brahmacharya is not merely a control of sex impulse, as people generally understand. The man who follows the Brahma thathwa, the man who has realized the brahma jnana, who follows the principle of the Brahma, is a Brahmachari. He uses everything according to the requirements of the aathman. When the panchendriyas function, as they should, the mana and the thought function according to the requirements, and the purity of thoughts is maintained, the aathman functions as it should for the sharira and the mana. Such a person is called a Brahmachari.

    Maharishis and Munis also use their panchendriyas, knowingly and religiously and only conforming to the requirements of the aathman. This implies that one should eat only what is the required for the aathman, listen only to what is necessary for the aathman, and see only what is required for the aathman. Brahmacharya does not mean to negate something from you. This may create suppression or imbalance. At the thought level one should be a Brahmachari. One who gets tempted at the sight of food is not a Brahmachari. The one who realizes what he wants and acts accordingly is a Brahmachari.

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  1. Soul Maa says:

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