Brahmacharya- A guide to something you wish

A life of Brahmacharya.

I have seen many people here, my folks, fellow fapstronauts who have been passionate about following a very old and tried and tested method of greater living,
abandoning the modern get-it-quick lifestyle and to follow the most important habit of life,
a habit of ancient Indians, who were all strong and powerful, only because of the habit they followed.

It’s none other than,

BRAHMACHARYA.

I have seen people discussing about the topic on various threads and journals so I decided to make a thread, exactly and especially for the habit and living of Brahmacharya.

So I invite you all to take part in greater living by embracing Brahmacharya.
This is not only about Brahmacharya and not limited to it but can be expanded to include Semen retention, sexual transmutation and many other important stuff.

@JumpingBuddha @Tagore @_TIGER @paoolos @Dvija @bruhdude .

You now no longer need to express Brahmacharya anywhere else, those who have a need for it will stumble upon it , rightfully when God feels they are ready for it.

A life of Brahmacharya is a way to greatness, to leave you troubles and easily elevate yourself to another level or echelon of living.
There are no bad thing, but the good things, well they cannot be expressed enough, not even this thread is enough to express the benefits.

ADD YOUR NAMES BELOW :-

:white_check_mark:1) Zorim
:white_check_mark:2) Dvija
:white_check_mark:3) Nep1234id
:white_check_mark:4) Angryvolcan
:white_check_mark:5)TheBigSP

To get you started, here are all the important posts in no particular order.

To get you started,

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I invite you all to a week of Brahmacharya
Challenge to get you started.

It’s as simple as meditation and will not require you any effort at all.
It’s monk mode of NoFap but without effort.

But be careful,
it requires your attention at all times, your presence and lastly your will.

1 WEEK IS ALL IT TAKES TO GET STARTED.
IT WILL MAKE NOFAP A MILLION TIMES EASIER.

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Please @SincereDev @Ash_Matt @The_wild_perception @_TIGER can you make the first post editable, people can update the scoreboard if these choose to do so.

Bro I can’t able to do because I didn’t get “regular” tag .

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To get started with Brahmacharya,

You can read the lines below,

Twelve Pointers For Maintaining Brahmacharya

  1. Daily meditation and constant japa is the essential foundation of brahmacharya. Japa and meditation cause the subtle forces known as prana to rise upward. Those who become adept in these spiritual practices will become “urdhvareta yogis”–those in whom the sexual energies flow upward and become transmuted into spiritual energies.

  2. Satsanga, the company of holy people–or at least those who are aspiring to holiness–is extremely helpful in the maintenance of brahmacharya. If you know like-minded people, then meet with them regularly for spiritual study and conversation. It is not uncommon among both Hindus and Buddhists for spiritual aspirants to meet daily for meditation.

If you do not know any other spiritual aspirants–and this is not uncommon here in the West–then keep satsanga with saints and masters by reading their lives and teachings and keeping their pictures in your home. Holy images of divine forms are also beneficial.

Every day listen to spiritual music. Such music should be soothing and reflective–not the raucous banging and clanging that many shallow and worldly Christians and Hindus like. It is good to listen to devotional music, but shun merely emotional music, for it is linked to lower desires, no matter how “holy” the words.

  1. Avoid asatsanga–the company of the unholy and the worldly–in the form of people who have no interest in spiritual life, as well as books, magazines, television, radio, and motion pictures that are centered on material consciousness. Absolutely avoid those things who deal with the subject of sex or depict sexually suggestive (or outright) matters or images.

  2. Avoid casual association with members of the opposite sex. Never be socially alone with a member of the opposite sex. This is an absolute. Make no exceptions based on seemingly spiritual character, age, or intention. When an older woman tells you that she is your “mother” run away! The same thing applies when a man tells a woman that he is her “father.” This goes on in both India and America, including close–and private–association of men with female gurus and of women with male gurus. No one knows what impulses carried over from previous lives–many even from centuries past–are lying not far beneath the surface of the conscious mind, waiting to manifest. “Spiritual” friendships with members of the opposite sex are doors to disaster. I have seen it over and over. Even in my early teen years I watched “spiritual” associations inevitably turn into sexual associations. And that had usually been the intention from the first moment. If what I have said does not convince you, at least I have discharged my responsibility.

  3. If you happen to be homosexual, then what I say above applies to both sexes. (The number of “gays” that end up fathers is remarkable. It may be cute or poignant on the movie screen, but it is tragic in real life.) In your spiritual associations try to be sure that there are always several people involved. This is a trial, but many saints and masters have coped with much worse.

  4. Avoid absolutely any person or thing that argues against your aspiration to brahmacharya or tries to persuade or force you into sexuality in any form. The “just try it once/for a bit” people are worse than tigers. Run for your life–literally.

  5. I have warned you about external factors that harm the life of a brahmachari, but the biggest threat or danger comes from your own mind and impulses. Ruthlessly cut off all overt or oblique thoughts of sex when they rise in your mind. Note what “innocent” subjects of thought “somehow” end up in ideas of sex and banish them the moment they appear in the future.

  6. What about “physical needs” and “bodily urges”? Never let them be an excuse for wavering in your ideal. But you must keep the body clean and pure to help you in maintaining brahmacharya.

  7. Continuing the previous subject: Diet is an essential factor for the brahmachari and the yogi. Diet is a form of spiritual culture as well as physical culture. There should be total avoidance of animal protein in any form and to any degree whatsoever, and for some this includes dairy products. (Gandhi found that for him dairy products were detrimental to maintaining brahmacharya, but that is not true for everyone.) Eat a diet that is free from all animal protein and fat, dairy products, sugar, and caffeine. Abstain totally from nicotine and alcohol.

To learn the scientific and practical basis of what I have advised, see the books of Dr. Neal Barnard (http://www.nealbarnard.org) and the information put out by the Physicians Committe For Responsible Medicine (http://www.pcrm.org), Dr. Michael Klaper (http://doctorklaper.com), and Dr. McDougall (http://www.drmcdougall.com).

  1. Food for the mind in the form of spiritual reading is also a tremendous help to the brahmachari. Two books are especially important for the aspiring brahmachari: Meditation and Spiritual Life by Swami Yatiswarananda (order from amazon.com) and Practice of Brahmacharya by Swami Sivananda. This latter book can be downloaded for free from the Divine Life Society website.

Read the books of many traditions and teachers on spiritual life, taking what is useful and leaving aside what is not. Follow your intuition and don’t get what Yogananda called “spiritual indigestion.”

  1. What if you fail in some area or to some degree–or completely? Just keep on trying and be more vigilant. Do not let the ego or foolish associates or “authorities” convince you that it is hopeless, you should not even try, you will not be able, blah, blah, blah…. Multitudes of holy people have struggled, some have failed at times, but ALL HAVE SUCCEEDED. So will you.

  2. Finally, know that God is on your side. And remember these words of the Bhagavad Gita:

“Though a man be soiled with the sins of a lifetime, let him but love me, rightly resolved, in utter devotion: I see no sinner, that man is holy.

“Holiness soon shall refashion his nature to peace eternal; O son of Kunti, of this be certain: the man that loves me, he shall not perish.

“You find yourself in this transient, joyless world. Turn from it, and take your delight in me.

“Fill your heart and mind with me, adore me, make all your acts an offering to me, bow down to me in self-surrender. If you set your heart upon me thus, and take me for your ideal above all others, you will come into my Being.” (Bhagavad Gita 9:30, 31, 33, 34)

Extracted from,
https://ocoy.org/original-yoga/twelve-pointers-for-maintaining-brahmacharya/

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I think I can share this video here, you can see bramhachari lifestyle

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@bruhdude Thankyou for the tag. I am now on SR Hardmode; cs 42 days. I will take a vow of Akhanda Brahmacharya Vrata for 3 years i.e.for 1094 days on 14 th may. At that I will be on 68 th day streak. I do not promise daily/ regular checkins but I will be with you all in journey towards Brahmacharya. I will follow brahmacharya to the best of my capacity. I will be my honour with you all.
@bruhdude keep up your good works

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Abh toh Brahmacharya ka nasha chadd gaya hai. Abh toh Brahmachari banke hi rahenge

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No Check-ins brother, all you need to do is extract knowledge and share knowledge here.
Put your name only to prove that you are partaking in such a thing.

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@bruhdude lovely. But i cannot edit and put my name there. Make it editable.

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Soon brother, soon, I hope someone with a regular tag edits it :sweat_smile:, I ain’t a regular.

Its ok @bruhdude
It is my pleasure to take part.

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Well
Looks like what you said is true for me
I’m in. I don’t know if I’m ready, but there’s no going back now.

Boy this is going to suck.

Edit - Btw there are times when I will need to interact with women. I hope that’s excused.
I’m unable to do things for a long term so I make a promise here. Tomorrow no matter what I will not entertain myself with any kind of media. My only focus will be studies and self development. I will be all lonely but I will not go to the fucking internet to amuse myself. No matter whatever happens tomorrow I’m going to do it.

Edit 2 - I’m starting it right now

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Hey, don’t take Brahmacharya to take a bad impression on yourself.

You can do it for a week for a beginner, then, you can adopt it if you feel it made an impact.

It’s quite simple, no sexual activities and absolutely no interaction with the opposite sex expect you can talk and be normal with teachers, mum, sister etc.

Even if it’s absolutely necessary to total to a girl, it’s alright.
Just be careful to not let it convert into a fantasy or such stuff.
Talking to a girl is unavoidable sometimes in a few situations, you can’t do anything for things to happen, so if you think you violated your code, then do pratikraman,i.e

Seek forgiveness from Yourself (your true and honest part/ heart) and most importantly God himself.

And finally, celibacy and Brahmacharya are flexible, you can adjust it to suit yourself but you can’t bend the rules to make way for sexual stuff.

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Sounds nice. I would like to join for a week.

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Man, was looking for you to see if you still in the royal rumble battle.

Well, good for you, it will become easier with Brahmacharya, read the rules above and ponder on them.

The basics, no contact with opposite sex and your behaviour should be in such a way that you repel from them. Interaction with family members like sisters , mum and teachers etc is absolutely no problem.

And, if you are in an unavoidable situation and it’s absolutely necessary to talk to a women, it’s alright, there’s no problem in that.
Talk respectfully and be normal ( it’s not that serious :sweat_smile:).

Sexual and love contact should be avoided at all costs. If you happen to do something to violate the code, seek forgiveness from God and yourself.(pratikraman).

If you happen to have a partner (opposite sex), no sexual contact and be loyal.
And as usual, nothing else with any other woman.

Happy week brother!!!:pray:

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Hey guys, @Dvija @Angryvolcan @Nep1234id , I added your name to the list.
Good luck, there’s no competition, it’s just you and your thoughts.

Happy road to Brahmachari guys!!!

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I also made the post editable. Now all should be able to change it.
(I think you need to be a mod to do it. Regular is not enough to my knowledge)

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Thanks so much @neveragaintw , It will make everything easier now.

Sure
Not going to turn it into sexuality at any cost
I’ve been there and I know it’s awful

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