A celibate (brahmachari) is much more than just someone who has taken the vow of celibacy.
Let us find out the answer to the question, “What does celibate mean?” from Param Pujya Dadashri, who has given a detailed list of all the characteristics that define celibate.
All those who have chosen the path of celibacy, will encompass all the characteristics listed above. However, the one who has achieved the highest level of celibacy has these additional qualities:
When all these become natural then know that this person has come into the state of the Sheelvaan!