What is Brahmacharya (Celibacy)?

In reality, there are two kinds of brahmacharya. The ultimate form of brahmacharya (celibacy) is when one’s focus is always in the awareness of ‘I am Pure Soul.’ It is to conduct (charya) one’s Self in the Soul (brahma). That is the real brahmacharya meaning.

The other form of brahmacharya, is when you do not participate in or encourage sexuality through the mind, speech and body. It does not matter if you are married or not. In this context, brahmacharya is the life-force (pudgalsar) of the body (non-self). It is the essence of the food we eat and drink. If this brahmacharya essence disappears then the true experience and attainment of the Self becomes very difficult. Therefore, brahmacharya is a critical spiritual practice. There is no end to bliss if there is Gnan (Self Realization) on one side and brahmacharya on the other. It brings about an unbelievable change; this is because, brahmacharya is the life-force and the essence of the body.

The world, which is immersed in the illusion of false enjoyment of sex, needs to be awakened to the reality of the poison that it truly is. How can there be enjoyment in the body full of blood, mass, and waste materials? Think about it, just as butter or ghee is the end product of milk, the ultimate extract of food is semen. It is dissipated and lost in sex or masturbation, thus making the body weak.

The essence of the worldly life is moksha and the essence of the body is semen. The preservation of semen means that you attain the energy of brahmacharya, which results in a brilliant aura, glowing look, increased concentration and will power. The one who practices celibacy can remain calm even under extreme difficulties.

Only a fully Enlightened person, the Gnani Purush, can expose the science behind celibacy since He has achieved absolute celibacy. He is free from all sexual impulses thus He can set us free. One such Gnani Purush is Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan. He has opened the path of celibacy even for married couples. He says, that in marriage, mutual understanding and sexual loyalty is considered celibacy in this era.

He reveals that, “Those, who are under the vow of brahmacharya, experience eternal bliss of the Self (Soul) within.” Self Realization is absolutely imperative to get the perfect results of practicing celibacy. Once you experience the bliss of the Soul, you will not seek pleasure in sex.      

Science of Celibacy

Pujya Niruma explains the spiritual science behind celibacy. She describes that, if you find happiness from your Soul, you will no longer crave happiness from sex.

Spiritual Quotes

  1. One hasn't known the danger of sex and therefore he does not stop.
  2. When you analyze sex, it is like scratching an eczematous lesion.
  3. Now, when does one have to do penance? When thoughts about sex arise and you maintain a firm decision of not giving in to them, the Lord has called this penance.
  4. The person, who conquers abrahmacharya, conquers the whole world. The governing deities, the celestial protectors of the path of liberation are very pleased with the one who is in brahmacharya.
  5. You will succeed in achieving your goal of attaining brahmacharya with your absolute firm decision coupled with my agna, provided there is no wavering in that decision.
  6. The constant awareness of 'I am Shuddhatma', 'I am pure Soul', is the supreme brahmacharya.
  7. The only key to winning the world is if when the subject of sex does not become the object of sex.
  8. Any religion that sanctions and allows sexuality is no religion. Religion exists where there is brahmacharya. No matter to what little extent religion is present, it must be free from all elements of sexuality.
  9. Millions of lives die in only one act of sex through the loss of millions of living sperms. This is tremendous violence. Not realizing this, people believe sexual act to be the highest pleasure.
  10. He sees, 'This is a woman'. This is the disease of the man. If a man has this disease then he will see the woman, otherwise he will see only the Self in that person. To see, 'This is a man', is the disease of the woman. Moksha occurs when this disease is eradicated.

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