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Does wet dream ejaculation reduce Ojas?

I have ejaculated through a wet dream involuntarily. Is it a breakdown in the path of brahmacharya and do I lose a significant amount of ojas by this emission of semen? If so , how can I retain the ...
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How did people lose or gain āshramic adhikāras?

Not everyone has to go through all the 4 stages – Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha and Parivrajaka. A Shudra can only lead the 2nd phase (Grihastha) and is not entitled for the other three phases ...
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what are the penances for a brahmin who has broken his vow of celibacy according to parasara smriti

According to Kali Yuga what are the penances that a student can do for this rather than donating one eyed donkey? please do not include references from Manu Smriti.
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What is the source of the mantra "Om Aryamayai Namah"?

A lot of websites and youtube channels related to Brahmacharya recommend meditating on this mantra "Om Aryamayai Namah". I am curious as to what is it's source and who is the deity of the ...
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How to practice brahmacharya as a student? [closed]

Recently I learned the benefits of brahmacharya . I am a college student and very much inspired by it. I want to know how can I as a male student undergo the practice of brahmacharya by following ...
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Is total rejuvenation possible after sexual intercourse and masturbation?

It is well known in Hinduism that indulgence in sexual thought and activity reduces the highly potent energy of human beings called Ojas. I wanted to know is there any way to completely rejuvenate the ...
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Question about brahmacharya recommendations and rules

So my question is there are many text about brahmacharya and they may also be with some rules and recommendations. https://www.swaminarayan.faith/scriptures/en/satsangi-jeevan/prakran-5/52#:~:text=A%...
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How are Asura and rakshas so powerful?

If it is said that seminal energy brings strength, power, and peace, then how are so many Asura and rakshas powerful if they don't practice celibacy? (Sometimes even more powerful than god)
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How are Asura and rakshas so powerfull

If it is said that seminal energy brings strength power and peace, then how are so many Asura and rakshas powerfull even more than god's if they don't follow celibacy
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Brahmacharya and sleeplessness [closed]

Namasthe, I am practicing Brahmacharya for 3 months. I have lost my appetite, and sleep. Will it last for ever?
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Not crossing one's legs in Bhishma's advice: Meaning and scriptural explanations?

Consider the following words by Bhishma to Yudhistrira One should always observe the vow of Brahmacharya, and should never cross one's legs. One should observe the vow of Brahmacharya on the day of ...
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About Brahmacharya starting age

Can I start Akanda brahmacharya at the of 36? Being unmarried I'm willing to complete 12 years of Brahmacharya.
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Who and how can one practise Brahmacharya?

So I've read so many books about Brahmacharya and most of them say that it has so many benefits but it is beneficial for only those who know to transfer that sexual energy into upper channels OR those ...
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How can you be a brahmachari if marrying is compulsory for Hindus

Brahmacharya … means to stay in conduct within one's own Self. … brahmacharya implies, among other things, the mandatory renunciation of sex and marriage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmacharya ...
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What should we do if we are single and can't perform/maintain celibacy or brahmacharya?

Is Brahmacharya compulsory for a Hindu single boy?
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Will we be able to have kids if we follow brahmacharya for 12 years?

I read that following brahmacharya for 12years activates a special nadi in our bodies and our energies start flowing upwards, so when I get married, will i be able to have kids?
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Offerings made at Shradda

In Anushasana parva, Bhishma explains about giving our taking offerings Shraddha by Bhrahmachari... If, having practised the vow of Brahmacharyya for the prescribed period (of twelve years) and ...
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What is mentioned in Valmiki's Ramayan regarding Hanuman's Brahmacharya?

As far as I remember it isn't mentioned anywhere in Valmiki's Ramayan. In certain South East Asian texts (as I'm told) Hanuman isn't shown as a Brahmachari.
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Why is Dantadhamana or brushing of teeth prohibited for Brahmacharis?

Here's the verse from Sadachara Smriti of Shri Madhwacharya. All the above austerities hold good both for Gruhastas (married people) and Vanaprastas. Except Vaishvadeva, Baliharana and Dantadhamana – ...
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What should a celibate do ,to attain moksha ,only by maintaining unbroken celibacy?

This video attributes a quite to Swami Shivananda,saying that practice of unbroken celibacy for 12 years,will be sufficient for the practioner such that he will undergo Self Realization,when he hears ...
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Adharniya Vega and Brahmacharya

According to Charaka Samhita(Lesson 1- Chapter 7) Sorry about not being able to paste in text format but as you see, While Brahmcharya prohibits all sexual desires, Charaka Samhita seems to ...
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Did Rama follow brahmacharya during aranyavasa?

I recently heard that Rama followed brahmacharya during his aranya-vasa, which is very likely to be true. Which scripture says it?
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Is masturbation adharma? Doesnt it form a part of purushartha (kama)? [duplicate]

It is against principles of Brahmacharya. But is it against dharma?
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Wife of Lord Hanumāna?

As per this QnA on this site itself, it gives complete details of Lord Hanumāna getting married and having family. No, Hanuman was technically not a bachelor (Brahmachari). His wife was Suvarcalā (...
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Which substance in a female body is converted to Ojas?

For males, it's told that it's the semen ( vírya ), that when preserved via Brahmacharya gets converted to Ojas, travelling upto ajña chakra, by the process called Urdhareta. So, as per the relevant ...
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How should brahmcharya be interpreted nowadays according to the vedas?

According to the vedas a man who is from the age till 25 should be a brahmachari. The preservation or semen or ''virya'', will then transform into ojas, nourishing the brain and he will reap numerous ...
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If I broke a promise that I made to Bhagwan - specifying the consequence of me breaking it, what can be done? [duplicate]

I made a promise to Bhagwan that I would not effuse semen for a month, and if I did, I asked Him to throw me in naraka or make me go through animal reincarnation (8.4 million times). I broke it. Also, ...
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What are the days to avoid sexual intercourse for a gr̥hastha?

Is there anything like sex should be avoided during festivals and some of the auspicious days like Ēkādaśī, Amāvásyā and Pūrṇimā? Are there any scriptures which can provide the details about the days ...
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What is the meaning of this shloka on Brahmacharya?

What is the meaning of this shloka? Karmana manasa vaca Sarvavasthasu sarvada Sarvatra maithuna-tyago Brahmacaryam pracaksate I got this shloka from here
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Is great sage never tried to follow brahmachari ? yes/No [duplicate]

source : http://www.vedantauk.com/Magazine/2010/Jul-Aug2010.pdf From this i got thought in my mind ,my thought is given below Is the statement is true/false ? Great sage never tried to follow ...
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Vow made before becoming hindu-must I follow it? [closed]

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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What are the difference between various types of brahmacharis?

1.Are both Ajanma and Naishtika refer to the same thing or is there a subtle difference ? Also Skanda Purana mentioned four type of brahmacharis - Naishtika , Brahma, gayatra and prajapatya. But it ...
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Scriptural basis for Ramakrishna's claim about 'inner nerve of memory' (medhā nāḍī)

In The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna / Volume 1 / Rules for Householders and Monks, Ramakrishna Paramahansa makes the following claim. MAHIMA: Sir, why does a man become deluded by worldly ...
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Are Brahmacharis(male) allowed to grow hair(and facial hair)?

We often see vedic society people who are practising studenthood, to have almost clean shaved heads but nowadays people with short hair are seen preaching and learning the vedas, is it recommended to ...
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Is Rama a Naishtika Brahmachari?

It is known that Krishna, Narada etc., are married Naishtika Brahmacharis. Is rama a Naishtika Brahmachari?
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Can a married man wanting to maintain brahmacharya engage in sex for just sensual pleasure instead of progeny?

It is known that a married person (grihastha) can practice brahmacharya (by avoiding sex on prohibited days). It is obviously allowed for him to perform sexual activity for begetting offspring. ...
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How do initiates of monastic orders that enjoin lifelong celibacy deal with this requirement?

Monastic orders that enjoin celibacy - do they have spiritual techniques to curb desire? Have spiritual masters recorded their struggles with desire?
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Difference between Naishtika Brahmacharya and Sanyasa

What is the difference between Naishtika Brahmacharya and Sanyasa. Specifically in the context of 'Agni'. Since Sanyasa involves 'agni-tyaga'. Does Naishtika Brahmacharya also involve 'Agni-tyaga'?
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How do Naishtika Brahmacharis and Smartha Sanyasis repay the Deva and Pitru debts(ऋण)?

Taittriya Samhita 6.3.10.5 जायमानो वै ब्राह्मणस्त्रिभिर् ऋणवा जायते ब्रह्मचर्येण ऋषिभ्यो यज्ञेन देवभ्यः प्रजया पितृभ्य एष वा अनृणो यः पुत्री यज्वा ब्रह्मचारिवासी Rough translation: A ...
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Why is Narada called brahmachari if he is married? [duplicate]

The following excerpt from THE SIXTH BOOK, Chapter XXVII of the S'rîmad Devî Bhâgawatam clarifies that Narada married Damayantî. Nârada said :-- On hearing the words of her daughter Damayantî, that ...
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Breaks in Brahmacharya

Could anyone point me towards any scriptural reference that explain the breaks to a celibacy vow? I have read of Swami Sivananda explain the below as breaks to Brahmacharya: Darshan – looking at a ...
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Does any Hindu scripture or work of any Acharya talk about sex education?

Brahmanas, Kshatriya, and Vaishyas all undergo Upanayanam as early as 7 years of age. Having done Upanayanam, they become Brahmacharis. One important vow of Brahmacharya is maintenance of celibacy, ...
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How can one try to preserve his semen and make it raise to head (ojas)?

Since semen is considered to be very precious, how to preserve it make it raise to head (ojas)?
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How to maintain perfect Brahmacharya while sleeping? [closed]

Swapna Dosh (Nocturnal emission) is a major problem in maintaining celibacy. What are the ways to eliminate it entirely?
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Does a little failure in mental celibacy completely break my brahmacharya

Let's take a scenario in which I had practiced brahmacharya for about 1 year or so... Now if I involuntarily got attracted mentally by a girl..and I praised her beauty. But immediately felt wrong and ...
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In brahmachayra what do I do with pent up sexual energy?

When I have a lot of sexual excitement and sexual energy in my lower chakra, what do I need to do to stop this? Do I channel the energy to higher chakra? Isn't the goal to not get sexually excited in ...
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What is "Brahm" in "Brahmacharya"? How does it relate to celibacy?

My perception was that, "Brahm"(ब्रह्म) in "Brahmacharya"(ब्रह्मचर्य) is the same "Brahm", which is referred in Gita at many places. In this site, we mainly refer it as "Brahman" (ब्रह्मन्). And "...
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What is the expiation for indulging in sexual activities after upanayana? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Is there a punishment for breaking the vow of celibacy? If yes, what are the ways to clear the sin? [duplicate]

What if a person broke the vow of brahmacharya by indulging in sexual activity like masturbation? Is there a punishment? Something a person would do to clear the sexual sins?
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What is the reason behind hanuman's brahmacharya? [duplicate]

I don't have much details but have a straight question about the celibacy of hanuman. Is there any specific reason that hanuman is brahmachari other than that he is true devotee of lord ram and don't ...
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