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What the Bhagavad Gita says about Marriage

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Vijay Kumar:
What the Bhagavad Gita says about marriage... brahmacharya vrata is simple and straight! Do not cross the line. If your goal of life is spirituality... reaching God in present life time... even while married one can pursue path of pure spirituality! For a married person pursuing spiritual path is difficult... not impossible!

Practising physical aspect of celibacy as a married person is difficult... very difficult in the present sensual environment! In a world dominated by ego and fantasies... to control sexual inhibitions is truly a formidable task! Only a very serious seeker of spirituality succeeds in such circumstances. Abstaining from sexual indulgence is a priority of spiritual path. Why?

Sexual energy is the most potent of all energies made available to mankind by grace of God Almighty! Sexual energy is provided to every man and woman month after month... year after year by grace of God Almighty! Some whiled it away through pure physical channels... others transmuted it towards the only goal of life!

Those who succeeded in transmuting sexual energy towards the only goal of life... were termed successful by the masses! The essence of spirituality laid in transmuting sexual energy in totality! For a married person a maximum of two sexual indulgences per month are permitted (one is desirable)... so says Bhagavad Gita!

If we truly desired reaching God in present life... our controlling sexual inhibitions was an absolute must! Refraining from sexual indulgence does not mean anything in spiritual world. We must never suppress our sensual feelings ever. We have to transmute sexual energy towards the only goal of life... only then we succeeded on spiritual path!

Every successful entrepreneur world over has that ingredient of transmuting sexual energy towards the only goal of life present in one inherently! Ask any successful person... and you shall know the truth! It is a different fact that most successful people may not divulge their secrets of life. Sexual energy truly can create wonders... it also can mar one forever!


Bhagavad Gita advices one practising Brahmacharya Vrata (vow of celibacy) throughout life! As a married person this is not possible... thus, a maximum of one or two indulgences per month are permitted... one is desirable! The more we indulged... the more we drained self of vital cosmic sexual energy that was so much necessitated on spiritual path!

Sage Vishwamitra... a highly accomplished sage of his era on sighting a maiden woman taking bath in forlorn circumstances in deep dense jungles (forests) fell from grace... he had to repeat practice of absolute celibacy all over again!

Acharya Rajneesh (née Osho) in the later stages of his spiritual pursuit mixed free sex with yoga... so much so that he was unceremoniously turned out of United States of America forever! No country in the world was willing to take him... finally India, his motherland came to his rescue! Acharya Rajneesh died brokenhearted... his experiment remaining a total failure!

In the field of pure spirituality... sensuality and vow of celibacy are miles apart! None reached God Almighty via path of sexual indulgence. Indulgence in sex is like putting a hole in a pitcher full of water! By draining sexual energy... the most potent of all cosmic energies... one simply cannot think of reaching God in present life time! Sex truly has no place in field of pure spirituality!


Other than Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed... none other gained enlightenment in their lifetime in West. Comparatively not hundreds... but thousands gained enlightenment in India in the entire history of mankind! In West most human beings practiced free sex... something that was taboo on spiritual path. The two are not related... no matter what!

Human beings who thought awakening of kundalini was possible through sex remained under an illusion! Such things are not to be. In the domain of God Almighty there is no place for its and buts! Everything in cosmic system is based on absolutes. If we truly desire full awakening of Kundalini Shakti... practice of absolute celibacy was necessitated!

All man gods like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammed took vow of celibacy in the early stages of life... prime reason why all these man gods gained enlightenment in their lifetime! On path of pure spirituality understanding true meaning of celibacy was an absolute must! The physical aspect of celibacy constituted hardly 10% of total job.

90% celibacy is always practiced mentally! Eradicating flow of negative thoughts to our brain in totality is what pure celibacy is all about! The moment one reached stage of absolute purity when only positive thoughts get invoked by our brain... stopping flow of thoughts to our brain in totality became a reality! One finally reached stage of Nirvikalpa samadhi (stage of absolute nothingness) when not a single thought entered our brain uninvoked.


One immediately reached stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha)!

For travelling spiritual path one need not remain a bachelor throughout life! However, for a married person pitfalls were many! Only one who exhibited willpower that of Swami Vivekananda finally succeeded in spiritual journey of life! Swami Vivekananda remained a bachelor throughout life. He was practitioner of celibacy mantra right from young age!

Even a spiritual stalwart like Swami Vivekananda did not gain enlightenment in his lifetime! Why? Swami Vivekananda was never after gaining enlightenment in his lifetime! When Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa asked Swami Vivekananda why he had come to him, if his goal of life was not gaining self realization... Swami Vivekananda point-blank replied, just to confirm presence of God!

Swami Vivekananda was absolutely clear about his assertions in life! His goal of life was absolute. He wanted to serve community to its best... and in that he excelled!


Whatever our goal of life as a married person... we have to follow set pattern of rules laid down in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! Practising sexuality is not a taboo for a married person as per Bhagavad Gita but for a traveler of spiritual path... it definitely has limitations! Understanding true definition of celibacy is the foremost requirement of spiritual path.

How could one transmute sexual energy towards the ultimate goal of life... if the precepts of celibacy... the true meaning of celibacy were not clear to one! Sexual energy can only be transmuted by one... One who understood definition of spirituality, celibacy, yoga meditation, God Almighty, karma and kundalini awakening in totality!

I started in search of God 11 years of age. By 13 my resolve to find God in this very life became absolute! 25 years of yoga meditation... I finally reached God in wee hours of third of August 1993, at 37 years of age! In my spiritual pursuit... when I got married, when I established a family... was all in the routine! Nothing in my life ever became a handicap!

My goal of life was firm... see and meet God in this very life! This is my last manifestation on mother earth. Having reached 8.4 millionth manifestation... nowhere else to go further... the moment I leave my mortal frame I shall attain salvation (moksha)! The entire wisdom contained in cosmos is now at my tips. I truly have reached the stage when I can say... wow!


Needless to say that at times my family definitely suffered from materialistic point of view but all is well that ends well! With God Almighty helping me at every stage of life, I have no regrets in life! My family responsibilities having completed in totality... I am serving world community through medium of Internet trying to give back to community what I gained on spiritual path!

May God bless all!

Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!

A to Z of What the Bhagavad Gita Says About Marriage explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on vow of celibacy - brahmacharya vrata can be found at Bhagavad Gita Hinduism ... Vijay Kumar - 6 Mar 2011.


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