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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Glory of Brahmacharya/Benefits of Brahmacharya:

  • Brahmacharya is the basis for morality.
  • It is the basis for eternal life.
  • It is a spring flower that exhales immortality from its petals.
  • It is the substratum for a life of peace in Atman.
  • It is the firm support for Brahma-Nishtha, which is eagerly longed for by sages, aspirants and Yogic students.
  • It is the shield for waging war against the internal Asuras—lust, anger and greed.
  • It opens the door of liberation (Moksha).
  • It contributes to perennial joy, to the uninterrupted and undecaying bliss. Even Rishis, Devas, Gandharvas and Kinnaras serve at the feet of a true Brahmachari.
  • Brahmacharya is the only key to open the Sushumna and awaken Kundalini.
  • It brings glory, fame, virtue and Mana-Pratishtha. The eight Siddhis and the nine Riddhis roll under the feet of the true celibate. They are ever ready to obey his command.
  • Just as the oil comes up in a wick and burns with glowing light, so also, the Veerya or semen flows up by the practice of Yoga Sadhana and is converted into Tejas or Ojas. The Brahmachari shines with Brahmic aura in his face.
  • By the practice of Brahmacharya, longevity, glory, strength, vigour, knowledge, wealth, undying fame, virtues and devotion to the truth increase.
  • Lord Siva said: "Celibacy alone is the supreme penance. Of course, other penances (such as keeping fast and silence etc ...) are good in their place, but they are all inferior to Brahmacharya. That Urdhvareta saint who has done penance over the restraint of the sexual organ is not a human-being but God."
  • Atharva Veda declares: "Celibacy is the supreme religious observance."
  • Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa said: “One should strive to totally eradicate lust; if somebody succeeds in doing so, then a new fine nerve named ‘medha’ gets awakened in him/her. That nerve makes the sexual energy, which was earlier flowing downwards, to flow upwards (towards the brain). After this nerve gets opened, one attains the supreme knowledge of the God or God-Realization.”

2 comments:

  1. I do wholeheartedly believe that Brahmacharya is the most important thing in human life. May Holy Mother bless us all to observe Brahmacharya in each of our life and make this precious human life successful in real sense.

    Respectfully submitted by

    Sukanto Roy
    Lecturer
    Department of English
    Notre Dame College
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    Cell: 01710829834
    E-mail: sukanto.du@gmail

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  2. May Our Holy mother bless us to perform Brahmacharya. here is a short writing on

    Face the brutes

    One morning, after visiting the temple of Mother Durga at Varanasi, Swami Vivekananda was passing through a place where there were a large tank of water on one side and a high wall on the other.
    Here he was surrounded by a troop of large monkeys. They were not willing to allow him to pass along that way. They howled and shrieked and clutched at his feet as he strode. As they pressed closer, he began to run; but the faster he run, the faster came the monkeys, and they began to bite at him.
    When it seemed impossible for him to escape, he heard an old sannyasi calling out to him: ‘Face the brutes’. The words brought him to his senses. He turned and boldly faced the irate monkeys. As soon as he did that, they fell back and fled. With reverence and gratitude he gave the traditional greeting to the sannyasi, who smilingly responded with the same, and walked away.
    In the New York lecture years later, the Swami referred to this incident and pointed to its moral:
    That is a lesson for all life – face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them. If we are ever to gain freedom, it must be by conquering nature, never by running away. Cowards never win victories. We have to fight fear and troubles and ignorance if we expect them to flee before us.

    Bipul K Debnath
    A Student of English Literature
    Dhaka College, Dhaka
    Contact no: +8801727654191
    E-mail: bipul_d2008@yahoo.com

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