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Questions related to Brahmacharya or Celibacy, first of the Ashrama.

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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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What was the reason for Swami Vivekananda's Death?

I have always heard that because he was a pure celibate, and have never allowed his body to waste the best chemical on planet (sperm). According to Hinduism at least this reason does not make any ...
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What is the real concept of brahmacharya?

What is the real concept of brahmacharya as per vedas or Hindu scriptures ? Is it about remaining bachelor or about celibate? Or is it abstaining from inter course? Or controlling desires? Or ...
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How is being loyal to one's wife same as celibacy?

As you can see below, the Linga Purana says that a married man who is loyal to his wife is same as a celibate (brahmachari). svadāre vidhivatkṛtvā nivṛttiścānyataḥ sadā / manasā karmaṇā vācā ...
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Celibacy - Methods proposed by scriptures for a student

Celibacy is considered as one of the greatest virtues of a student seeking knowledge. What are the methods proposed by Hindu scriptures, by which a student can keep his/her celibacy or practice of ...
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Why is madhu (honey) considered a prohibited food in brahmacharya?

Quoting from the Agni Purana, as found on this page, while discussing the proper conduct of students (brahmacharis), it is stated that: The first stage in life is that of brahmacharya (student-hood)...
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What to do when a self-imposed vow is broken? Is there a punishment?

What to do when a vow of controlled (self-imposed) brahmacharya has been broken? The vow is not actually a vow of celibacy (as in the case of a Sannyasin). Here the aspirant controlled himself by this ...