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    Is it possible to reach a stage where one does not have wet dreams/erections? I heard that if one wants to reach samadhi even a wet dream is a break, I don't want to lose any semen, I hear it is very good for physical stength/energy.

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    Re: Brahmacharya

    Vannakam Atman:

    Here is a link you might find useful.

    http://himalayanacademy.com/resource...troVirtue.html

    Aum Namasivaya
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    Being celibate is not for everyone and certainly reaching samadhi is not as simple as holding one's semen...

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    Re: Brahmacharya

    Quote Originally Posted by Atman View Post
    Is it possible to reach a stage where one does not have wet dreams/erections? I heard that if one wants to reach samadhi even a wet dream is a break, I don't want to lose any semen, I hear it is very good for physical stength/energy.

    finally someone in the forum who is keen on brahmacharya . best wishes to you bro !!

    you know......... the easiest and perhaps also the most difficult ways to actually have a realization is through brahmacharya .

    practicing unbroken brahmacharya for 12 years brings about the first realization . and as one withholds the semen the latent sexual energy gets converted to the spiritual energy -- ojas . this ojas open up the chakras for the final realization of self . however loss of semen in wet dreams is not considered to be potentially dangerous . it is usually viewed as a surplus . as one progresses in sadhana his conscious mind begins to clean up . as the conscious mind becomes clean , inpure thoughts from subconscious layers come up gradually which often manifests in dreams . this is a time when the person has to hold on to his sadhan steadfastly . slolwy the person will transcend this stage and his subconscious mind would become clean too . then begins his real journey to god .

    though wet dreams are not a serious issue , in the advanced stages it can be controlled . continous brahmacharya for many years "switches off" the semen producing organs of the body . but that is a very high stage .....extremely difficult to achieve .

    you can get bhava samadhis even with wet dreams . but if it is nirvikalpa that you are talking of , then perhaps even wet dreams is a big issue . but remember nirvikalpa is the highest stage ........ only a few man ever acheives it .

    good luck with your spiritual journey ..................god bless always
    na kAshthe vidyate devo na shilAyam kadAchana
    bhAve hi vidyate devas-tasmAd-bhAvam samAcharet

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    Re: Brahmacharya

    Thanks for the advice, why was he banned?

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    Re: Brahmacharya

    Doesn't the brachmacharya practice lend one to have sexual intercourse in order to procreate? In the Mahabharata Arjuna was supposed to be a brachmacharin for 12 years after coming upon Yudhisthira and Draupadi. How come he got married twice and engaged in sexual intercourse with the 3 women he met?
    The Vedas declared that the son rescueth the father from a hell called Put. ~ Celestials [Sec. 231 of Adi Parva - Mahabharata]

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    Oh, what confused, frustrating, guilt-ridden years we go through, when we are young!

    One's sexuality diminishes and is more controlled as one advances spiritually. You can't plug all your holes and then embark on a spiritual journey. The advancement on the path of spiritual journey comes first, and that enables you to control your thoughts and desires and dreams. There is no need on this God's earth to feel guilty about, or feel ashamed of wet dreams. It is a physiological phenomenon which happens to everyone in youth. Just focus on your spiritual growth. Everything else will take care of itself with time. So much is made of this natural happening in a young man's life, that life itself becomes unbearable. For heaven's sake, you are 'normal'. Don't kill yourself over a passing phase of your life.

    Quote Originally Posted by sambya View Post
    practicing unbroken brahmacharya for 12 years brings about the first realization .
    Yes, and if it lasts for 11 years and 364 days, you have to start all over again?
    Sometimes, this kind of stuff makes me want to scream. If you are a natural born yogi destined for a great spiritual life, brahmcharya will be a natural thing for each and every day of your life. Else, just live your life and do the best. A single young person's life is so difficult even without all these encumbrances. Why make it so hard that the kid wants to commit suicide? Is anyone here really following what they are preaching?

    Atman, you won't lose your energy and become weak if you have a wet dream. Just live!
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    You say it jokingly, but this is a specific form of tapasya to attain realisation. It's not for everyone. If a tapasya has been broken (tapo bhanga), the procedure has to start over again. In the puranas, Indra always tries to destroy the tapasya of rishis out of fear that they will conquer the heavens. Indra symbolises the mind, the mind is afraid it will lose controll over the self.

    Swami Shivananda on brahmacharya:
    http://www.dlshq.org/download/brahmacharya.htm

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    Can we change our diet apart from what is prescribed in the scriptures? Like adding green tea and consuming only protein-less vegetables and fruits?

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    Re: Brahmacharya

    Do you mean during a fast?

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