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Lesson 101 - Q&A What is brahmacharya?
Date: Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:52am
New Members: It is recommended you read from the beginning of the web archive, as previous
lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "Why
Q: What is brahmacharya?
A: Brahmacharya means, "walking in Brahma," or "walking in the creative
force of God."
This is commonly translated to mean celibacy, but it does not mean only that. It really
means preservation and cultivation of the creative life force, the sexual energy, which
can be either in celibacy or in tantric sexual relations. These two modes of behavior
produce the same outcome, for both involve preservation and cultivation of sexual energy
upward into the divine processes rising in the nervous system through advanced yoga
The approaches to brahmacharya will be discussed in more detail in the Q&As of the new
tantra group once we get through the basic techniques over there. If you have not been
there yet, there is a link here in the main group in the recent tantra lesson, or you can
find it at:
The guru is in you.
Note: For detailed discussion on
brahmacharya (preservation and cultivation of sexual energy), see the
AYP Tantra book.
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