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The word brahmacharya stems from two Sanskrit roots: Brahman Universal Conciousness is what god is called in the Vedas, the main Hindu scriptures.
In ancient and medieval era Indian texts, the term brahmacharya is a concept with a more complex meaning indicating an overall lifestyle conducive to the pursuit of sacred knowledge and spiritual liberation. It usually includes cleanliness, ahimsa , simple living, studies, meditation, and voluntary restraints on certain foods eating only Sattvic food , intoxicants, and sexual behavior which is no sex and no masturbation in some schools of thought.
Vyasa explains that this virtue promotes other good qualities. By subduing desire, the practice of self-restraint enables the student to learn, pay attention in thought, word and deed to the guru teacher , and discover the truth embodied in the Vedas and Upanishads.
According to the epic, the practice of studying and learning requires the "aid of time," as well as personal effort, ability, discussion, and practice, all of which are helped by the virtue of brahmacharya.
The epic declares that brahmacharya is one of twelve virtues, an essential part of angas in yoga and the path of perfecting perseverance and the pursuit of knowledge. For those Jains who adopt the path of monks, celibacy in action, words and thoughts is expected.
The fourth of the five great vows of Jain monks , for example, is the vow of celibacy, which in this case means a total abstinence from the sensual pleasure of all five senses, including the avoidance of sexual thoughts and desires. Ancient Hindu culture divided the human lifespan into four stages: Brahmacharya, Grihastha , Vanaprastha and Sannyasa.
Brahamacarya asrama occupied the first 20—25 years of life roughly corresponding to adolescence. Dharma comprised personal responsibilities towards himself, family, society, humanity and God which included the environment, earth and nature. This educational period started when the child was five to eight years old and lasted until the age of 14 to 20 years.
Naradaparivrajaka Upanishad suggests that the Brahmacharya student stage of life should extend from the age a child is ready to receive teachings from a guru, and continue for a period of twelve years. Not only young men, but older people resorted to student stage of life, and sought teachers who were authoritative in certain subjects. Rig Veda , for example, in Book 10 Chapter , mentions knowledge seekers as those with Kesin long haired and soil-colored clothes yellow, orange, saffron engaged in the affairs of Mananat mind, meditation.
And what people call Ishta worship is really Brahmacharya, for only worshipping by means of Brahmacharya does one attain the Atman the liberated Self. And what people call the Mauna vow of silence is really Brahmacharya for only through Brahmacharya does one understand the Atman and then meditate. Now, what people call a Anasakayana vow of fasting is really Brahmacharya, for this Atman never perishes which one attains by means of Brahmacharya. And what people call the Aranyayana life of a hermit is really Brahmacharya, for the world of Brahman belongs to those who by means of Brahmacharya attain the seas Ara and Nya in the world of Brahman.
For them there is freedom in all the worlds. One of the earliest discussion and contrasting viewpoints on sexual intercourse during Brahmacharya is in section The verses
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