Query: Celibacy and Health -
Voluntary Celibacy... Celibacy in
Celibacy and health are interrelated...
directly connected! If we truly desire maintaining perfect health then practising voluntary celibacy is of great
help. The act of celibacy is equally applicable to both men and women. Male celibacy definitely helped men in
maintaining perfect health... so is the case with female celibacy!
Even in married life... one could practice
celibacy as detailed in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism! As per Bhagavad Gita... a maximum of two sexual
indulgences are permitted per month (one is desirable)! To preserve this much wanted sexual energy... practice
of celibacy for men and women was an absolute necessity.
In Hinduism... practice of celibacy had
different connotation! As per Bhagavad Gita celibacy relates to Brahmacharya Vrata (vow of celibacy)! But the
physical aspect of celibacy constituted hardly 10% of total job. Sexual abstinence accounted for the physical
aspect of celibacy... 90% celibacy always been practiced mentally!
As per Bhagavad Gita... eradicating flow of
negative thoughts to our brain in totality is what celibacy is all about! Every second thousands of thoughts
flowed to our brain... both positive and negative! When the flow of thoughts to our brain stopped altogether in
totality... one is said to have reached stage of Nirvikalpa samadhi... stage of absolute
This means stage of Nirvikalpa samadhi can only be reached by practice of celibacy. Yes, it is a vital spiritual
truth... something none could deny! In both men and women... abstaining from sexual relationship alone does not
help spiritual growth! We have to transmute sexual energy towards the only goal of life! Only then one reached God
in present life.
By practising celibacy mantra... by
practising celibacy in right earnestness... human beings not only succeeded in channelizing their sexual energy
but also maintained perfect health! By practising celibacy when human beings reached the upper limit... one
enjoyed perfect health as best as it could be. Celibacy truly is a boon to maintaining perfect
For travellers of spiritual path marriage
and celibacy do not go hand-in-hand! For a Grihastha (householder) practising celibacy within marriage is very
difficult yet, not impossible! In marriage when we indulged in a sexual relationship... we let loose the
precious sexual energy through pure physical channels! Channelizing this sexual energy towards more creative
uses is what physical celibacy is all about!
By transmuting sexual energy... by
channelizing this precious cosmic energy... we can not only maintain a perfect healthy body but also maintain a
harmonious married life! This could only be managed when both man and woman were spiritually inclined! Marital
celibacy is a heavenly boon for both man and woman! Celibacy within marriage is tough to maintain... never
Celibacy in most cases must always be voluntary... only then do we get expected results! Most human beings world
over thought celibacy was necessitated for travellers of spiritual path only. Ask any successful entrepreneur world
over. One would politely explain... only by transmuting sexual energy towards the only goal of life... one gained
absolute success in life!
One may or may not admit... but practice of
voluntary celibacy definitely results in gaining success in life! A celibate... whether man or woman always
succeeded in maintaining perfect health! Practice of voluntary celibacy also resulted in maintaining a
harmonious relationship... that led to total fulfillment in life! One kept happy all the time.
Vow of celibacy was mandated for those men
and women who wanted to travel spiritual path! By practising celibacy mantra truthfully and sincerely... every
single human being on mother earth could easily reach stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana)! 12 years practice
of absolute celibacy finally awakened kundalini energy within!
Whether our goal in life was reaching God,
maintaining perfect health or gaining absolute success in life... it was only through practice of absolute
celibacy one finally attained the unattainable! Many people world over took vow of celibacy resulting in their
accumulating sexual energy! They finally became more aggressive in a sexual relationship making vow of celibacy
Practising voluntary celibacy is that delicate art which made human beings taste absolute success in life! However,
both male and female celibacy must be practiced with caution as it increases sexual libido! If left uncontrolled...
it could lead to unwanted results! Celibacy within marriage also must be practiced with caution.
If one partner practiced absolute
celibacy... then the other partner may feel dejected and seek pleasure elsewhere! To maintain a harmonious
relationship in marriage... all aspects of celibacy must be discussed amongst both partners in depth! Control on
sexuality could not be maintained in a day. It takes years for practice of celibacy before both man and woman
Seeds of discord in married life are sown
only when one-sided celibacy was practiced! When the results of celibacy were mutually discussed regularly...
one would find extreme happiness at the end of journey! True practitioners of celibacy experienced stages of
ecstasy... total bliss at the end of journey! This was what voluntary celibacy... Celibacy in marriage all
As ordained by God Almighty every man and
woman world over was given a particular quota of energy month after month... year after year! Some whiled away
this precious cosmic energy through pure physical channels... others transmuted it towards their only goal of
life! It is these people who finally tasted absolute success in life.
Transmutation of sexual energy is not difficult to practice. But it could only be practiced by those who risen much
above physical attractions... charm! For few moments of extreme pleasure... why mar the future! We must always
engage in serious voluntary celibacy to the extent possible! Swami Vivekananda practiced it all his life... so did
Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana!
We may belong to any profession... practice
of voluntary celibacy helps maintain grace and perfect health. Just by channelizing sexual energy towards more
creative uses... we not only reached our goal of life but lived a happy life. We must always remember... behind
every success lay seeds of voluntary celibacy!
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Celibacy and Health explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on voluntary celibacy - marriage and celibacy can be found at : Essays Articles Celibacy
... Vijay Kumar - 6 July 2012.
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