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Rarely known Celibacy Benefits

In the spiritual path, celibacy is the greatest and the purest form of instrument for one’s progress! The non-celibate state has persisted because of lack of understanding. After understanding it according to the Gnani’s viewpoint, the non-celibate state ceases to exist. Moreover, in the practical sense also, a life of celibacy is described as a requisite for keeping the mind, speech and body in a state of normality. Ayurveda has also suggested the same thing. If one follows celibacy of the mind, speech and body for a period of six months only, a tremendous change will be seen in the mind’s power and in the power of his speech and his body! 

Celibacy Benefits (Brahmacharya Benefits):

Physical and Mental Brahmacharya Benefits:

  • A person practicing brahmacharya is able to harness the power of the mind, body and speech. This means that they are able to accomplish anything.
  • No matter what obstacles come forth in life, one is able to remain stable and deal with the situation at hand.
  • Concentration and grasping power increases.
  • Will power (manobad) increases, which means that one can do anything that he/she sets their mind to.
  • The mind remains in control.
  • If brahmacharya is preserved for a few years with the right control, then the semen energy rises. After that one will retain the spiritual essence of any of these scriptures and books. Otherwise it is not easy to retain this essence. You will forget as soon as you read something.
  • By practicing brahmacharya, one will be able to follow through on vows and commitments. There is ease of further progress in all directions.
  • Immunity power increases and as a result the body remains healthy. It will have no difficulty at all. It will not produce any defects at all.
  • The physical strength, the mental strength, the intellectual strength and the strength of ego increases because of celibacy!

Spiritual Benefits of Celibacy:

  • Where there is no sexual interaction, there is no clash. The history of friction ceases where sex ceases.
  • If a married couple takes a vow of brahmacharya, they will understand the bliss of the Self completely. Otherwise, they cannot understand whether their happiness comes from sexual gratification or from the pure Soul. 
  • Anger-pride-deceit-greed will gradually decrease.
  • Dislike for sex alone will take one into a celestial life.
  • By following celibacy merit karmas are bound.
  • The inner faculty of knowledge and vision becomes pure so one’s inner inclinations do not go towards worldly things.
  • Energy of the Self (Atma virya) arises, as one practices brahmacharya. There is nothing more valuable than the energy of the Self.
  • The one who follows celibacy experiences infinite happiness, such that no one has ever experienced.
  • Absolute Knowledge (Keval Gnan) can only be attained by practicing celibacy.
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