one should concentrate on the reflection of Veetaraagata  avoiding the impurities of mind.after that there is no possibility of creation of any feelings of impurities contrary  to the nature of Self.

 KAAMADEV AND RATI both were going for a walk. to show his importance ,KAAMADEV said to RATI ‘I have under my control the entire world.”and rati was also nodding in the agreement to him.then suddenly after seeing a Digmaber monk sitting in front of them , Rati asked Kaamadev ‘O kaamadev who is sitting here? as soon as Kaamadev sawhim become dull. rati was surprised and asked O KAAMADEV ! what had happened? now where has all glitter gone? then Kaamadev dejectedly said “we tried all methods ;we adopted all tricks but this is the only one one who could not be controlled by me. i do not know as to what type of mind he has got.how is his grandure that he could not to brought under my control.:

 after all ,what is the power whichis able to control the sexual desires? generally extremely powerful wrestlers do surrender before sexual desires.

a) This means not only refraining from sexual intercourse but also includes all pleasures associated with the sense of touch, e.g. a cool breeze on a hot summers day or using a cushion for a hard surface. Again this dharma is practised to keep our desires in check. The monks practice this to the highest degree with all their body, speech and mind. The householder refrains from sexual intercourse with anyone except his or her spouse.

b) Brahmacharya is derived from the word Brahma – Soul and charya – to dwell. Nischay Brahmacharya means to dwell in your soul. Only by residing in the soul are you the master of the Universe. Residing outside your soul makes you a slave to desires.

 उक्त क्षमा आदि -आठ धर्म-साधन रूप धर्म होते हैं, जिनके अंगीकार करने पर साध्य रूप धर्म-आकिंचन्य और ब्रह्मचर्य की उपलब्धि स्वयंमेव हो जाती है। जब कोई साधक क्रोध, मान, माया, लोभ एवं पर-पदार्थों का त्याग आदि करते हैं और इनसे जब उनका किंचित भी संबंध नहीं रहता तो, उनकी यह अवस्था स्वाभाविक अवस्था कहलाती है। इसे ही ‘उत्तम आकिंचन्य धर्म’ कहा गया है। पर-पदार्थों से संबंध टूट जाने से जीव का अपनी आत्मा (जिसे ब्रह्म कहा जाता है) में ही रमण होने लगता है। इसे ही ‘उत्तम ब्रह्मचर्य धर्म’ कहा जाता है।

 

Supreme Celibacy – (Uttam Brahmacharya Dharma)

04 May

Brahmacharya means Celibacy; This means not only refraining from sexual intercourse but also includes all pleasures associated with the sense of touch, e.g. a cool breeze on a hot summers day or using a cushion for a hard surface. Again this dharma is practiced to keep our desires in check.

Brahmacharya is derived from the word Brahma – soul and charya to dwell. Brahmacharya means to dwell in your soul. Only by residing in the soul. Only by residing in the soul are you the master of the Universe. Residing outside your soul makes you a slave to desires.

The great poet Reidhu explains the supreme virtue of celibacy or chastity (Explanation in English Only) :

1. A man should adopt the difficult to perform superb vow of celibacy; and discard the lustful ambitions for sexual pleasures. This living being is running amuck like an elephant whose mind is always engrossed in thoughts of sexual gratification. Therefore, O grand souls! Safeguard the vow of celibacy with a firm mind.

2. Kam Deva – the god of love and sex, as a rule takes birth in the soil of the unchaste mind. By its onslaught the living beings perform improper deeds. They take delight in the embrace of the disdain bodies of the ladies, and the fools fail to make any distinction between their legally married wife and other’s wife.

3. The mean fellow, who breaks the vow of celibacy ultimately goes to hell, and suffers untold miseries there. Knowing this truth, one should observe the vow of celibacy in thought, speech and action whole heartedly.

4. A living being is relieved from the world by celibacy. All penances and vows are worthless without it. All bodily tortures in the absence of celibacy are of no avail; such is the opinion of Lord Jinendra.

5. Defend your soul from the outward sensual pleasures derived through the sense of touch and maintain the superb virtue of celibacy in the inner self – soul. The abode of celibacy is attained through this plan.

6. Observe in a noble way the ten supreme universal virtues, which have been glorified by the omniscient Lord Jinendra and to which the holy monks pay homage and bow in reverence.

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