I just want to know is brahmacharya necessary in bhakti yoga does any scriptures mention following brahmacharya in bhakti yoga


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Brahmacharya is the ideal platform to attain perfection in any kind of yoga, including bhakti-yoga.

However, if someone practices bhakti-yoga even without being ideally situated, he or she shall automatically lose mundane attraction and become a devotee of the Lord.

In the rules of celibacy written by the great sage Yājñavalkya it is said:

karmaṇā manasā vācā sarvāvasthāsu sarvadā 
sarvatra maithuna-tyāgo brahmacaryaṁ pracakṣate 

“The vow of brahmacarya is meant to help one completely abstain from sex indulgence in work, words and mind – at all times, under all circumstances and in all places.” No one can perform correct yoga practice through sex indulgence. Brahmacarya is taught, therefore, from childhood, when one has no knowledge of sex life. Children at the age of five are sent to the guru-kula, or the place of the spiritual master, and the master trains the young boys in the strict discipline of becoming brahmacārīs. Without such practice, no one can make advancement in any yoga, whether it be dhyāna, jñāna or bhakti. One who, however, follows the rules and regulations of married life, having a sexual relationship only with his wife (and that also under regulation), is also called a brahmacārī. Such a restrained householder brahmacārī may be accepted in the bhakti school, but the jñāna and dhyāna schools do not even admit householder brahmacārīs. They require complete abstinence without compromise. In the bhakti school, a householder brahmacārī is allowed controlled sex life because the cult of bhakti-yoga is so powerful that one automatically loses sexual attraction, being engaged in the superior service of the Lord (Bhagavad Gita 6.13-14 Purport).

jñāna-vairāgyādi — bhaktira kabhu nahe ‘aṅga’ 
ahiṁsā-yama-niyamādi bule kṛṣṇa-bhakta-saṅga

“The path of speculative knowledge and renunciation is not essential for devotional service. Indeed, good qualities such as nonviolence and control of the mind and senses automatically accompany a devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa (CC Madhya 22.145).

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