“Brahmacharya is a divine word. It is the sum and substance of Yoga. Brahmacharya is the Achara or conduct by which you attain or reach Brahman (God). It is life in the absolute. It is
movement towards God or Atman. Brahmacharya is purity in thought word and deed. It is celibacy and continence.”
“This world is nothing but sex and ego. Ego is the chief thing. It is the basis. The sex is hanging on the ego. Sex and ego are the products of Avidya or ignorance. Man – master of his destiny – has lost his divine glory and has become a slave, a tool in the hands of sex and ego, on account of ignorance.”
Brahmacharya is the fourth discipline in Yama. It is the commitment to the containment and harnessing of a primal energy force – sexuality.
We as humans have one basic primal need. Survival, which entails procreation. Sexuality is a primordial force, even when we don’t realize it, therefore, it is VERY powerful.
Sexual energy is one of the strongest forces in humans, and like any great power, it can be put to constructive or destructive use. It is the force that must be worked with, and gently trained so that it does not rule our minds and senses.
Containment of sexuality is not about ruining your sex life. It is about transforming this vital force to a spiritual level (and oh, how divine that can be…). Conserving this energy and using it constructively allows depleted energy reserves to be recharged.
Sexual energy is to be taken to higher centres of the brain and yogis convert it to ojas. Even in tantra sexual interaction between man and women without ejaculation lead to awakening of kundalini shakti. Man and women represent positive and negative energy and in union or yoga they move out of their positions of polarity towards the centre. When they come out of their nucleus an explosion occurs matter becomes manifest and also lead to enlightenment or we can say it expands our consciousness. We can say union of Shiva and Shakti takes place.
Brahmacharya, means the control of the sexual energy (Brahma – the creator aspect of God – is related to sexual energy).
Brahmacharya translates literally as “walking with God” or “prayerful conduct.” “Charya” translates as “to walk actively.” Each of us holds a set of aims and goals for the person we hope to become. “Walking with God” means that as we go about our daily lives, we work to direct all our energies toward these highest goals – either in the eyes of a religious deity or in our own reflection; it is “walking with Intent”.
Historically, many yogic texts and many yogic practitioners interpreted brahmacharya as strict sexual celibacy. This practice is found in many different religious traditions, the principal idea being a thorough devotion of one’s energies toward spiritual pursuits, and away from temporal distractions. Today there are some schools of yoga and some practitioners that include celibacy in their practice. Some of these yogis may choose to commit to a temporary vow of celibacy, setting aside a week or a month or even a year to devote their attention and energy inward. This pre-determined period can provide an opportunity to become aware of one’s attitudes, dependencies, habitual behavior, and emotional relationship to sexuality.
Very often sensory and sensual pleasures are attractive because they tap into deep emotional memories within us. Sweets are brought out to celebrate special occasions and happy events, so our minds are clouded by that impression. Because we have enjoyed sweets so many times in the past, and with such happy memories, it is especially hard to figure out when our bodies actually want or need something sweet – or when we simply want a connection with something happy and comforting.
Continence is not harmful. It conserves energy. It gives immense strength and peace. Sexual indulgence leads to moral and spiritual bankruptcy, premature death, and loss of faculties, talents and capacities.
The Bhagavad Gita describes three types of pleasure: “That which is like poison at first but in the end like nectar – that pleasure is declared to be Sattwic, born of the purity of one’s own mind due to Self-realization. That pleasure which arises from the contact of the sense-organs with the objects, which is at first like nectar and in the end like poison -that is declared to be Rajasic. That pleasure which at first and in the sequel is delusive of the self, arising from sleep, indolence and heedlessness -such a pleasure is declared to be Tamasic.” – BG 18 37- 39
Well did Krishna say (in Ch.7 #3 of the Gita) :
Among thousands of men scarcely one strives for perfection
and of those who strive and succeed, scarcely one knows Me
Bramacharya without the methods of sexual transmutation always result in failure. It is good to note that some Yogis, such as Swami Sivananda, publicly teach “Bramacharya” with the knowledge of sexual transmutation, and therefore the infamous nocturnal emissions of those attempting to renounce sex are avoided. Nevertheless, without Sexual Magic total self-realization cannot be attained.
Total sublimation is difficult, yet not impossible !
The process of sex sublimation is very difficult, and yet, it is most necessary for the aspirant in the spiritual path. It is the most important qualification for the Sadhaka, be in the path of Karma Yoga, Upasana, Raja Yoga or Vedanta. It is a fundamental prerequisite for an aspirant. If one has this qualification or merit, all other merits will come and cling to him. All good qualities will come by themselves. You must achieve this at any cost. You will surely attempt this in future births. Try this right now!
The total annihilation of the sexual desire is the ultimate spiritual ideal. Complete sublimation alone will make you free. But, perfect sublimation can hardly be achieved within a day or two. It demands continuous struggle with patience and perseverance for some time. Even the householders should keep the above ideal before them and try to realize it gradually. If the state of perfect sublimation is attained, there will be purity in thought, word and deed. No sexual thought will enter the mind at any time.
Authentic Yogis practice Sexual Magic with their spouse. There are two types of Bramacharya (sexual abstinence), solar and lunar. The solar type is for those that have performed the Second Birth. The lunar type is that absurd sexual abstinence that serves only to produce filthy, nocturnal sexual pollutions with all of its fatal consequences. – Samuel Aun Weor (The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of Tarot and Kabbalah)
I have taken a few quotations from Swami Sivananda’s masterpiece the Practice of Brahmacharya:
“You cannot attain perfect Brahmacharya by limited effort. Just as a machine-gun is necessary to kill a powerful enemy, so also, constant, vigorous, powerful Sadhana is necessary to annihilate this powerful enemy, lust. You must not be puffed up with pride for your little achievement in celibacy. If you are put to test, you will hopelessly fail.”
“Sexual impulses can, with difficulty, be controlled. A rebellion of the sexual impulses takes place when you attempt to control them. Constant Japa and meditation for a long period are necessary to direct the sex energy into the spiritual channel. Complete sublimation of the sexual energy into Ojas Shakti is necessary.”
“Yogic practices, meditation and so on will attenuate or thin out the sexual desire to a very great extent. But, Self-realization alone can completely destroy or burn the sexual desire and Samskaras in toto.”
“Sex urge is a creative force. Unless you are inspired by spiritual ideals, it is difficult to keep the sexual instinct in check. Direct the sex energy to the higher spiritual channel. It will be sublimated. It will be transformed into divine energy. Complete eradication of lust, however, cannot be done through personal effort. It can be accomplished only by God’s grace.”
“For a liberated sage, this world is full of Brahman only. For a passionate man, this world is full of woman. He falls in love with a wooden post if it wrapped in a silken gown or a beautiful cloth with attractive borders and a petticoat. When a man is under the influence of passion and, excitement the sex impulse or force destroy his understanding and reason, overwhelm him and make him utterly helpless.”
Sex sublimation is within your reach if you wish to attain it. The path is quite clear, straight and easy if you understand it and if you apply yourself with patience, perseverance, determination and strong will, if you practice discipline of the indriyas, right conduct, right thinking, right acting, regular meditation, assertion, auto-suggestion and enquiry of “Who am I?.” Atman is sexless.
May you all realize the absolute through the courageous practice of Brahmacharya.
Other Articles on Brahmacharya:
• Techniques of Sex Sublimation by Swami Sivananda
• The Dangers of Promiscuous Mixing by Swami Sivananda
• Wet Dreams and Spermatorrhoea by Swami Sivananda
• To Marry or Not to Marry by Swami Sivananda
• Brahmacharya and the Educational Cirriculum by Swami Sivananda
• Brahmacharya for Householders by Swami Sivananda
• Stop That Lustful Look by Swami Sivananda
• Birth Control by Swami Sivananda
• Brahmacharya – An Outlook on Consciousness by Swami Sivananda
• The Role of Diet in Sex Control by Swami Sivananda
• Some Powerful Aids to the Practice of Celibacy by Swami Sivananda
• Commentary on Sivananda’s “Eighth Spiritual Instruction” by Swami Chidananda
• The Value of Semen by Swami Sivananda
• Women and Brahmacharya by Swami Sivananda
• Intensity of Cravings in Different Persons by Swami Sivananda
• Importance of Celibacy in Spiritual Life by Swami Sivananda
With love & respect,
In the following videos you will find some of the gems of human consciousness, from the tibetan tradition. They reveal some of the highest insights.
Each of the chakras in the body is paired with their corresponding gland, and an organ complex, mostly in the area around the chakra. But actually my Guru states that chakras are conscious vortexes and suited in the brain, which to my perception is true. The physical body parts AND the correlating areas in the brain AND the states of consciousness can be activated through sound waves. For example in tantric practises we use bija mantras (seed mantras) to activate them. But some yogic traditions also use only om as bija mantra (I-E-A-O-U-M is the full sound). There is a whole science in the yogic tradition about the impact of mantras on our body and consciousness. Anyway amazing how this very ancient tradition existed also - a bit differently of course - in the western world as well and was recovered again in the 1990th.
Root chakra — Reproductive glands, controls sexual development and secretes sex hormones.
Sacral chakra — Adrenal glands, regulates the immune system and metabolism.
Solar Plexus chakra — Pancreas, regulates metabolism.
Heart chakra — Thymus gland, regulates the immune system.
Throat chakra — Thyroid gland, regulates body temperature and metabolism.
Third Eye chakra — Pituitary gland, produces hormones and governs the function of the previous five glands; sometimes, the pineal gland is linked to the third eye chakra as well as to the crown chakra.
Crown chakra — Pineal gland, regulates biological cycles, including sleep.
5000-20,000 7th Chakra
1000-5000 6th Chakra
852 Solfeggio Frequency LA – Returning to Spiritual Order
741 Solfeggio Frequency SOL – Awakening Intuition
639 Solfeggio Frequency FA – Connecting/Relationships
600-1000 5th Chakra
528 Solfeggio Frequency MI – Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair) Frequency of the Heart (Leonard Horowitz)
432 Frequency Relates to the diameter of the Sun. Many other
auspicious relations to sacred sites and ancient Egypt
417 Solfeggio Frequency RE –Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change
396 Solfeggio Frequency UT – Liberating Guilt and Fear
350-600 4th Chakra
292 Nogier cell rejuvenation
266 Good for Nervous System
250 Average Voice
200-350 3rd Chakra
144 Code within the golden spiral of all the atoms
136.102 OM Frequency – Many gongs are tuned to this frequency
126.22 Sun Frequency
111 Cell rejuvenation (Bob Beck); Many other auspicious relations to sacred sites
60-200 2nd Chakra
45 Resonant frequency of bones (Proven to regenerate bones)
40 Gamma brainwave frequency
25 Lowest frequency that most people can hear
20-60 First Chakra
12 Frequency from the Moon during full moon
12-20 Beta Brainwaves
11 Energy between pillars — Portals in temples
10.666 Average ultrawave healing frequency
8-12 Alpha Brainwaves (Relaxed Attention)
4-8 Theta Brainwaves Dream State, Creative Downloads, Subconscious Mind, Portal to Oneness
.5-4 Delta Brainwaves (Deep Sleep)
By Randy Masters
"Dass die Welt nicht fest, dass nichts in der Materie fest, sondern alles Schwingung ist, in Schwingung ist – das wussten die Alten, wie man den weisen Schriften entnehmen kann. Doch auch zur heutigen Wissenschaft bzw. zur Quantenphysik ist es mittlerweile vorgedrungen, dass sich alles, selbst das scheinbar Festeste, bewegt, schwingt, ja – klingt.
Denn die Welt ist auch Klang. Oder besser, die Schwingung ist Klang. Warum ahnten große Menschen wie Kepler, Bach und Schiller, dass der Raum um die Sterne von Klängen erfüllt ist? Sie konnten intuitiv erfassen, was indische Yogis schon vor fünftausend Jahren wussten: Dass alles Klang ist – die Laufbahn der Planeten, ebenso wie der Flug des Schmetterlings.
Die alten Inder waren es denn auch, die die Ursilbe OM als den Urklang der Welt bestimmten. Moderne Forscher wie Nikola Tesla griffen dies auf, indem sie davon sprachen, dass alles eine Frequenz ist, eine Schwingungsbreite des Klangs. Auch heute lebende Menschen wie David Icke wissen darum und sprechen davon.
In diesem heute wieder tiefer werdenden Verständnis von dem „was die Welt im Innersten zusammenhält“ (Goethe, Faust) ist es kein Wunder, dass auch lange Vergessenes wieder entdeckt wird. Eine dieser Entdeckungen sind die Solfeggio Frequenzen.
Diese wurden in unserer Zeit erstmals wieder durch den US-Amerikanischen Forscher Leonard G. Horowitz einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit bekannt gemacht. Besagter Forscher veröffentlichte im Jahre 1999 in den USA ein Buch mit dem Titel „Healing Codes for the biological Apocalypse“. In ihm beschrieb er, worum es sich bei den Solfeggiofrequenzen handelt.
Guido von Arezzo hatte dabei die Noten wie folgt benannt bzw. Ihnen folgende Wirkungen zugeschrieben (die entsprechenden Frequenzen sind dazwischen):
UT queant laxis 396 Hz - Freiwerden von Schuld und Angst – Die Vergangenheit in Liebe umarmen
REsonare fibris 417 Hz - Resonanz, Veränderungen - Beginn des Schöpfertums im Universums
MIra gestorum 528 Hz - Wunder / Gesten (Zeichen) - Die Heilung der DNS/DNA
FAmuli tuorum 639 Hz - Beziehungen in Harmonie – Das Wunder der Liebe
SOLlve polluti 741 Hz - Aufwachen / Intuition / Erwachen des dritten Auges (Hypophyse/Glandula pituitaria/Hormone))
LAbii reatum 852 Hz - Klang / Erhebung - Rückkehr zum göttlichen Ordnungsprinzip
Dazu kommen drei wiederentdeckte Frequenzen:
174 Hz – Das Fundament des Lebens – Dreidimensionale Vereinigung-Körper-Geist Seele
285 Hz – Quantenbewusstsein – Anbindung und Tuning in die natürliche Ordnung
963 Hz – Aktivierung der Zirbeldrüse (Epiphyse/Glandula pinealis/Wach-Schlaf-Rythmus)– Frequenz Gottes"