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Lesson 101 -
What is Brahmacharya? (Audio)
Date: Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:52am
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Q: What is brahmacharya?
A: Brahmacharya means, "walking in Brahma," or "walking in the creative
force of God."
This is commonly translated to mean celibacy, but it does not mean only
that. It really means preservation and cultivation of the creative life
force, the sexual energy, which can be either in celibacy or in tantric
sexual relations. These two modes of behavior produce the same outcome, for
both involve preservation and cultivation of sexual energy upward into the
divine processes rising in the nervous system through advanced yoga
The approaches to brahmacharya will be discussed in more detail in the Q&As
of the new tantra group once we get through the basic techniques over there.
If you have not been there yet, there is a link here in the main group in
the recent tantra lesson, or you can find it at:
The guru is in you.
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