AN INTRODUCTION TO BRAHMACHARYA (CELIBACY)

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Brahmacharya is a divine word. It is the sum and substance of Yoga. Brahmacharya is the Achara or conduct by which you attain or reach Brahman (God). It is life in the Absolute. It is movement towards God or the Atman (Self).

Brahmacharya is absolute freedom from sexual thoughts and desires. It is the vow of celibacy. It is control of all the senses in thought, word and deed.

Brahmacharya is not mere bachelorhood. There should be strict abstinence not merely from sexual intercourse but also from auto-erotic manifestations, from masturbation, from homosexual acts and from all perverse sexual practices. It must further involve a permanent abstention from indulgence in erotic imagination and voluptuous reverie.

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 Brahmacharya.

Celibacy is to a Yogi what electricity is to an electric bulb. Without celibacy no spiritual progress is possible. It is a potent weapon and shield to wage war against the internal evil forces of lust, anger and greed. It serves as a gateway for the bliss beyond, and opens the door of liberation. It contributes perennial joy and uninterrupted bliss. It is the only key to open the Sushumna (the chief among astral tubes in the human body running inside the spinal column) and awaken the Kundalini (the primordial cosmic energy located in the individual).

There cannot be any language without words. You cannot draw a picture without a canvas or a wall. You cannot write anything without paper. Even so, you cannot have health and spiritual life without celibacy.

An established celibate will not feel any difference in touching the opposite sex, a piece of paper, a block of wood, or a piece of stone. A true celibate only can cultivate Bhakti (devotion). A true celibate only can practice Yoga. A true celibate only can acquire jnana (wisdom).

Brahmacharya is meant both for men and women. Bhishma, Hanuman, Lakshmana, Jesus, Mirabai, Sulabha and Gargi were all celibates.

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Advantage Anger…

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A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything and kept no secrets from each other, except that the woman had a shoe box at the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about. For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife’s beside. She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in it. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000. He asked her about the contents. “When we were to be married, ” she said, “my grandmother told me that the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that If I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll.” The man was moved to hear this. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him twice in all those years of living. He almost burst with happiness. “Honey, ” he said, “What about all this money? Where did it come from?” “Thats the money I made it from selling the dolls”, she said.

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Weather The Storm

One day a girl was driveing with her father. They came upon a storm, and she asked her father, “What should I do?” He said “keep driving”. Cars began to pull over to the side, the storm was getting worse. “What should I do?” the girl asked. “Keep driving, ” her father replied. Ahead she noticed that 18-wheelers were also pulling over. She told her dad, “I must pull over, I can barely see ahead. Others are doing that.” Her father said, “Don’t give up, just keep driving!” Now the storm was terrible, but she never stopped driving, and soon sche could see a little more clearly. After a couple of miles she was again on dry land, and the sun came out. Her father said, “Now you can pull over and get out.” She asked, “But why now?” He said “When you get out, look back at all the people that gave up and are still in the storm; because you never gave up, your storm is over.”

Aatma+ Astha(chords)

Aatma

Singer: Aastha Band

Intro : A/E/F#m/D

A
timro mamata, ani

E
nyano kakhko maya paune

F#m                     D
mero chahana, timro sathma rahane mero

A                   E
mero kalpana ani, timro samjhanale malai

F#m                            D
sadhai nyano tanp di i rahanch, sadhai jyudo banai dincha

E                               F#m
yaad garna kina garo, bhaidiyeko hola

E                       F#m             D
pheri mero maan kina, roi roi roi dincha

A                   E
aatma ma timro baas cha, mutu ma timrai dhadkan

F#m                    D
sayaad pirliyau ki katai,dhukdhukauncha mutu jhan jhan

A                       E
nasama timro maya cha, aankhama timrai tasbir

F#m                         D
sayad samjhi royou ki katai, bagi dincha aansu jhan jhan

A                                 E
sayad mero, pratichya nai lamo bhayo ki kaso

F#m                        D
tesaile hola, mero parkhaima pani yesto pida bhaidiyeko

A                                E
ma ta mero, dinko sapanima raat ko anidoma
aaljhi baseko chu

F#m
timi aune, din gandai parkhi baseko chu

E
yaad garna kina……..

A
timi bina, mero yo jiban

E
kina ho aadhuro lagcha

F#m                                D
timi kaha auna khojchu ma , tara garho cha

A
sayad timilai pani gahro bhayo hola

E                      F#m
tesaile mero man yeha, roi roi roi dincha

A
aatma ma timro baas cha……..

The Brain Game

The Brain Game
The Brain Game
Is the dancer spinning clockwise or anti-clockwise ?
Answer:
BELIEVE IT OR NOT you can make the dancer spin CLOCKWISE if you concentrate hard enough, this is due to left brain!

Left brained people tend to be analytical, logical, rational and objective.

Here are some famous left-brainers:


Stephen Hawking

Albert Einstein

Richard Feynman
You can make the dancer spin ANTI-CLOCKWISE too and this is due to your right brain!

Right brained people tend to be subjective, creative, intuitive and holistic.

Here are some famous right-brainers:


William Shakespeare

Mozart

Pablo Picasso
 
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