Sunday, August 22, 2010

Benefits of Brahmacharya

One of the students of Dhanvantari approached his teacher after finishing his full course of Ayurveda (the ancient Indian science of medicine) and asked: "O Bhagavan, kindly let me know the secret of health now."
Dhanvantari replied: "This seminal energy is verily the Atman. The secret of health lies in preservation of this vital force. He who wastes this vital and precious energy cannot have physical, mental, moral and spiritual development."
Veerya (seminal energy) is God in motion. Veerya is dynamic will. Veerya is soul-force. Veerya is the essence of life, thought, intelligence and consciousness. Always remember this.
The vital energy, Veerya which supports your life, which is the Prana (life-force) of Pranas, which shines in your sparkling eyes, which beams in your shining cheeks, is a great treasure to you. It is the quintessence of blood.

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).

A true celibate only can cultivate Bhakti (devotion). A true celibate only can practice Yoga. A true celibate only can acquire jnana (wisdom).

Vishma pitamaha followed it all through his life and obtained an unparalled wisdom, courage and strength.He obtained iccha mrityu.
Lakshman followed it for 14 years and won hunger and thrust. When Indrajit attacked him with brahma astra, Shiva astra and Vishnu astra, all of them becam powerless in frornt of the great strength he acquired.
Krishna suggested Arjuna to follow it and within days he reached Indralok.
Lord Hanuman the greatest of all brahmacharies is known for his great wisdom, strength and courage.He acquired all siddhis and could become extremelly small or large according to his wish. He could fly to any heights.
The rishis of tapaban use to follow it and there even lions forgot hatred.
Mahavira followd it for 42 years and we know the results.
Due to Brahmacharya even the greatest dacoit became religious when he met the great sage.
Swami Vivekananda, the greatest example in modern world, won the people of America with his words and voice.It is what brahmacharya can offer us.

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