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I was born a christian and as a Christian/Catholic I made a vow of celibacy to Jesus.I am now hindu.must I follow this vow?would I go to hell for breaking this vow?

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    if you made a vow to Jesus, you could ask his advice before breaking it. (no i am not being sarcastic). also, similar vows exist in Hinduism also.
    – mar
    Jul 16 '20 at 3:42
  • Breaking a vow is undoubtedly a sin and has its karmic consequences. I doubt, however, if breaking the vow of celibacy leads to hell. Jul 16 '20 at 4:05
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    In Hinduism too, celibacy must be maintained until you get married.
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Jul 16 '20 at 7:35
  • celibacy is not chastity.I said to jesus that id be celibate forever,as I wanted to become a catholic monk.it was a stupid idea and Ive broken the vow many times.I honestely dont want to follow it but if Shiva demands I do I will.
    – johny man
    Jul 16 '20 at 8:20
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    @johnyman In Hinduism, there is no concept of monk actually. After Brahmacharya, One must go into GrahstaAshrama which is getting married and having kids and doing all the duties for the family. Shiva himself is married to his Shakti(energy) in his sAkAra rupam.
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Jul 16 '20 at 8:40
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You won't go to hell for breaking your vow, but yes there would be karmic consequences (as also mentioned in one of the comments) and you might not get liberation:

pādās trayo bahiś cāsann
aprajānāṁ ya āśramāḥ
antas tri-lokyās tv aparo
gṛha-medho ’bṛhad-vrataḥ

The spiritual world, which consists of three fourths of the Lord’s energy, is situated beyond this material world, and it is especially meant for those who will never be reborn. Others, who are attached to family life and who do not strictly follow celibacy vows, must live within the three material worlds.

So as the above verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.6.20 states those who break vows especially the vow of celibacy remain in the material world.

Changing religions or faiths doesn't change the rules of a particular vow.

The reason you are asking seems that you have already broken vow, in that case beg for forgiveness from Jesus and also from the hindu deity you are trying to worship. Sincere apologies never go in vain. Even the Mahajan - Yamaraja begs for forgiveness (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.6.30), so we should follow - mahAjano yena gatAh sa panthAH:

tat kṣamyatāṁ sa bhagavān puruṣaḥ purāṇo
nārāyaṇaḥ sva-puruṣair yad asat kṛtaṁ naḥ
svānām aho na viduṣāṁ racitāñjalīnāṁ
kṣāntir garīyasi namaḥ puruṣāya bhūmne

O my Lord, my servants have surely committed a great offense by arresting a Vaiṣṇava such as Ajāmila. O Nārāyaṇa, O supreme and oldest person, please forgive us. Because of our ignorance, we failed to recognize Ajāmila as a servant of Your Lordship, and thus we have certainly committed a great offense. Therefore with folded hands we beg Your pardon. My Lord, since You are supremely merciful and are always full of good qualities, please pardon us. We offer our respectful obeisances unto You.

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    Welcome to Hinduism StackExchange! Please add references supporting your answer.
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Jul 16 '20 at 7:29
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    @TheLittleNaruto - He is a member since 2018 or even earlier. Still giving out a "Welcome to HSE" ? :-) :-) Jul 16 '20 at 9:10
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    @Carmensandiego haha There is a reason to that ;)
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Jul 16 '20 at 9:11
  • Thank you all for your kind comments :-D ... atleast during this lockdown somebody cares :-D
    – Prakash K
    Jul 24 '20 at 8:48

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