From the Publisher
Sex is a basic instinct of human life. Sexuality is not. Sexual hunger is natural. Sexual hunger that has become excessive and distorted is obviously unnatural hunger. Sexuality as it is projected and present in current life everywhere, has caged a human being in such a way that he does not even recognize that he is in a cage. Sexuality or vishaya is the intense driving need to enter into sexual pleasure realm through the mind, speech or body. Brahmacharya is the opposite of this; namely it is absence of any sexual impulse through the mind, body and speech. This is the relative meaning of the word Brahmacharya. This is what is meant by celibacy. However, the real meaning of the word 'Brahmacharya' means 'To Be the Self', and to Be Blissful in the State of the Self. That is only possible by attaining the experience of the Self that by nature is eternally blissful.
This book is a compilation of satsang with Gnani Purush Dadashri on the major topic of sexuality and all its overt and subtle aspects. The nature of sexuality, its clear and present life dangers, as well as potential dangers for the lives to come, are described by the Gnani and then the beneficial effects of brahmacharya are shown with scientific exactness. Precise understanding, of practical attainment of brahmacharya, gained by eradicating the root cause of sexuality, is given to the seeker. Taking into deep consideration the varying levels of spiritual understanding of the seeker, this abridged version of the two major volumes on brahmacharya, has been edited to provide the complete spectrum of the ways to attain total brahmacharya with understanding. Please note that the original book in Gujarati titled, ‘Samaj thii praapt Brahmacharya’ means Brahmacharya attained through understanding, is in two volumes with a total of 650 pages.
Gnani Purush Dadashri; Gnani or Jnani is the One who has known, is in the experience of, the eternal Self. Purush means the Self. Akram Vignan means means that which is attained without doing anything, and the science behind this. A gentleman by the name of Ambalal M. Patel became a Gnani Purush in June 1958. This happened spontaneously within him. The absolute light of the Self prevailed in him from that time. In that state of the absolute Self, he became the instrument for the salvation of the world. The words that came out through his medium, have become words that are now liberating hundreds of thousands of human beings who were seeking meaningful solutions for their pains. These satsang sessions of the Gnani Purush happened in Gujarati and were carefully preserved and are presented as they are, in many different languages. They are all in the form of questions and answers from Gnani Purush Dadashri.
The initial reader of this book may be surprised and even shocked by the seeming opposition against sex and sexuality in the words of the Gnani Purush. However please note that this is a compilation of satsang of Dadashri, and the first half addresses the goal of young unmarried males who have a desire to be free from sex and sexuality and the second half addresses the concerns of married men and women who continue to have problems in their life interactions and are often unaware that these are due to sexuality, and are desirous of becoming free from these problems. Both these groups of seekers, are given the right understanding by the Gnani Purush.