I have a question, if a person who masturbates, more than once after entering Brahmacharya stage, what shall he do ? Will he have to live with the regret or can he do something so that he is back to normal as a Brahmachari?

  • Hey, Guilt can't sufficiently purify your chitta. Better you search for methods to purify your chitta. Even if you know it is sin you won't be able to control yourself after knowing, so better to work rather than guilt. Commented Jul 30, 2017 at 4:06
  • Start doing Sandhyavandanam regularly Shri Krishna says in BG that Nityakarmas like Yagnas etc are prescribed for purification of Dwijas. So do that regularly and slowly but steadily close that hell gate. Btw everytime you do such act think of it as killing an opportunity for jeevatman to take lucky dwija birth your seed spilled is equivalent to killing someone or some opportunities. Also everytime you do that you have to change Yagnopavitam.
    – Yogi
    Commented Jul 30, 2017 at 7:07

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There is this following atonement prescribed in Manu Smriti.

Manu Smriti 11.118. But a student who has broken his vow shall offer at night on a crossway to Nirriti a one-eyed ass, according to the rule of the Pakayagnas.

Voluntary waste of seminal fluid amounts to breaking of the vow for a Brahmachari student.

EDIT- As shown in this answer breaking a vow is an upapAtaka or a minor sin.

And upapAtaks can be atoned by applying the following means as well. IMO, these methods are relatively less cumbersome to perform than the one given above ( donating one eyed ass etc).

Manu Smriti 11.258. Or if, pure (in mind and in body), he thrice repeats the Samhita of the Veda in a forest, sanctified by three Paraka (penances), he is freed from all crimes causing loss of caste (pataka).

Manu Smriti 11.259. But if (a man) fasts during three days, bathing thrice a day, and muttering (in the water the hymn seen by) Aghamarshana, he is (likewise) freed from all sins causing loss of caste.

Among the two, i think the second one is easier. It just involves fasting, bathing three times in a day and also reciting the Aghamarshana Suktam which is found in the Rig Veda.

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    have you found the prescribed solution in the scriptures? @Rickross and thank you for what you are doing for me
    – savvvv
    Commented Jul 30, 2017 at 23:10
  • @savvvv I have updated my answer. chk it, also no problem at all, its my pleasure. Apart from these methods i have also read that there is no better means of destroying sins than chanting the Gayatri mantra. What is the exact number of chants required , is something i need to check.
    – Rickross
    Commented Jul 31, 2017 at 5:10

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