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As the name suggests, this blog is dedicated to His Holiness Swami Vivekananda. I hope that it will
prove to be an ideal destination for all those who want to know about the life and teachings of this real
hero, and to imbibe his virtues and teachings in their own life.

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Practical Hints on Practising Brahmacharya:


Keep away from bad habits such as smoking, drinking,
drugs, etc., which excite the nervous system and
stimulate sexual desire.

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Maintain internal (of mind) and external (of body)


cleanliness.
Get up in the Brahma Muhurata (starts 96 minutes
before sunrise, and ends 48 minutes before sunrise; it
is the second last muhurata before sunrise. So, if we
suppose the time of sunrise at 6:00 a.m. someday,
brahma muhurata would be from 4:24 a.m. to 5:11
a.m.), and do some meditation and prayer after
bathing. This habit will help in increasing your satva,
which is indispensable for the practice of Brahmacharya.
Be moderate in everything. Over-exertion mental as
well as physical should be avoided.
You must have heard this famous proverb It is better
to be alone than in bad company. Idle gossip and
indecent talk leads to distractions of mind. Therefore,
keep yourself away from such useless gossip.
If free mixing with the opposite sex gives rise to your
lustful thoughts causing sexual excitement in your
mind, it is better to keep away from such associations.
Our Ahara (food) should be pure, if we want to purify
our mind. Here one thing should be kept in mind, ahara
or food does not only mean the intake that we take
from mouth, but as Sri Sankracharya observed:
whatever we take in through our sense organs is ahara.
So, we should see, hear, smell, taste, and touch only
that which is conducive to the purification of our mind.
Always talk about elevating topics, listen to lofty
subjects; and entertain only noble and sublime
thoughts in your mind. Sublime thoughts are the food
for mind.
Be in the company of noble persons and whenever
possible associate with holy men.
Keep away from circumstances that will sexually excite
you. At least turn away your eyes and ears in such

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situations.
Observe fasts from time to time. Fasting at regular
intervals is an unfailing step to subdue passion.
Regular practice of moderate pranayama (breathing
exercise) must be made a habit. Pranayama is an
effective measure in regulating mind.
Think about the filth with which this body is filled, the
fragility and vulnerability of this body; it will help in
detaching the mind from the body. When one truly feels
disgust for his body (through discrimination and
thought), he/she also losses attraction towards other
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Despite all the above measures, there is possibility of


one being duped by his/her mind; such is the power of
lust. But despair not; the most effective way to succeed
in the practice of Brahmacharya is to fervently and
earnestly pray to the lord (perhaps your Ishta Devta).
God is omnipotent, omniscient, almighty, and the ocean
of mercy. Strict observance of Brahmacharya might be
an arduous and herculean task for us, but for the all
powerful God it is not so. He is capable of ameliorating
even the most lustful creatures in no time. What is
required is praying to him with a sincere heart full of
love for him, by repeating the divine name again and
again. There is immense power in sincere prayers done
with the core of the heart and it is the safest and
infallible way to succeed in fulfilling such a superhuman
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3 comments:
Hari Padmanabhan 4 July 2013 at 10:48
Even if 10% of people practise the teachings of Brahmacharya with intense sincerity
and concentrated dedication, I am sure that 95% of the world's problems would be
solved. Swami Vivekanandaji's celibacy teachings ought to be made COMPULSORY in
every school and educational institution of our land; the results would be awesome
and stunning. Then as a nation we would begin to travel on the road towards
greatness and immortality. The sad pity is that the university chancellors, vice
chancellors, school principals, the hundreds of education committees, etc., are
themselves woefully ignorant about this ever-living philosophy of Brahmacharya
which even gives immortal life to the soul, our atma. - Hari Padmanabhan from
Chennai, Bharatvarsha. Reply

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hankyou swamiji.i will follow strict brahmacharya from now onwards.i promise
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