Why Does Brahmacharya Lead To Bliss?
When you conquer the King, you get everything; his army, kingdom and power. Similarly, once you conquer the ‘King’ of sexuality, you get the power and authority over everything. You no longer remain dependent on anything in the world.
When one practices brahmacharya and attains its full glory, then happiness, bliss and ecstasy flow in naturally. The power of mind increases, speech comes out first class in the one who attains the energy of brahmacharya. His speech is very sweet, and his actions win over all. These are the qualities that manifest by practicing brahmacharya. However, it takes a lot of time, it does not happen right away.
Let’s know in detail about brahmacharya and the steps to reach its ultimate state.
What is brahmacharya? It is the life force of the body. Brahmacharya is the ultimate essence of the food we eat and drink. The food is converted into blood, and the blood is converted into semen. Just as clarified butter, ghee is the extract of milk; the essence of food is semen. The ultimate extract of our nourishment, which is the semen is dissipated and lost in sex. If this extract is properly preserved, one will be protected from the pains of the world and all bodily ailments. There will be no suffering of any kind. He can quickly attain the Self.
What is the reason for abrahmacharya and sexual indulgence? It is due to the fire of inner restlessness and discontentment. By working all day long constant inner burning restlessness arises. To quench this fire of restlessness and discontent within, one indulges in transient pleasures of sex.
With abrahmacharya (incontinence of sexual impulses), the body becomes weak. All the diseases in the body are due to abrahmacharya. Therefore, brahmacharya should be preserved as much as possible. With brahmacharya, you can achieve whatever you want to. With brahmacharya, your worldly aims will be accomplished. You will be able to follow your vows and commitments. There is ease of further progress in all directions.
Practicing brahmacharya with the awareness of the Self makes the process of achieving celibacy easy. One can attain Self realization from a Gnani Purush (One who has realized the Self and is able to do the same for others). Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, who is a Gnani Purush, revealed the science of Akram Vignan to the world. Akram Vignan is such that with its experience and the extraordinary result of the accomplished brahmacharya, one enjoys the bliss of an Emperor of Emperors.
The knowledge of the Self, attained through Self-realization, gets rid of all forms of vishaya (object/s of sensual pleasure), prohibits an entry into objects of enjoyment. These objects of enjoyment cling to you because of ignorance of the Self. As hard as you may try, no other approach, besides Self-realization, can control vishaya.
Awareness of the Self is considered a part of the energy of the Self. Absence of this energy of the Self means the presence of worldly knots and confusion, with resultant inability to solve worldly problems and puzzles. The person with this energy of the Self is never deluded or confused, no matter what obstacles come forth in the world. After Self-realization, all these energies manifest.
After Self-realization, we make a direct entry into the Self and that is what we call rising higher. The cessation of sex leads to the experience of the bliss of the Self. This then leads to the natural rise of the vitality of the conserved semen.
Brahmacharya can be attained by changing our opinion that is in favour of sex. Once the opinion changes, abrahmacharya does not remain!
Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, an Enlightened being, says, “In mind, the thoughts of sex arise by themselves. You must cleanse them with pratikraman (to confess, apologize and resolve not to repeat a mistake). Then, you must never say that sexuality is good, and it should not be so in your behavior. You must not look sensually at a woman, and you must not touch a woman. If you have touched a woman then you should do pratikraman, ‘Oh no, why did I touch her?’ This is because thoughts of vishaya begin with the act of touching.”
In sexuality, the more a person enjoys it, the more he has a burning desire for it. By not getting involved in the sexual act, one may become uneasy and unsettled for a month or two. However, loss of familiarity is the key. With the loss of familiarity one will forget sexuality totally. It is not possible for a person enjoying sex to get rid of the desire for it. Hence, research of the scriptures done by people in India, has led to the discovery that the path of brahmacharya is the best. The best cure is to become unfamiliar with sex.
If brahmacharya is preserved in this manner for a few years with the right control, then the semen energy rises. After that one will retain the spiritual essence of any of these scriptures and books. The presence of brahmacharya in the mind, the body and the speech results in wonderful power of mind, wonderful power of body and wonderful power of the speech.
Param Pujya Dadashri has said, “If you’ve made a firm resolve of brahmacharya and if you follow my agna, then the energy will rise. It is not in the nature of semen to flow lower and dissipate. It drains because of one’s lack of resolve. Once a firm decision is made, it changes its direction and thereafter, the aura and glow on the face will be apparent to all.”
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