of Celibacy in Grihastha Ashram Practicing Celibacy
plays a very vital role in the life of all human
beings. Particularly when one is married (in Grihastha Ashram) and
has a family to support... it is all the more vital that we practice celibacy
to its extreme. Why? What is it in celibacy
that makes it such a vital factor in life of a human being?
human beings... the commoner... the average human
being spends ones entire life with the assumption that the control
of destiny rests with Almighty
God. If that were true... how could a school failure... the architect
of Microsoft Corp... The famous Bill Gates who mastered the Windows program became
of his destiny?
could Thomas Alva Edison... a school failure invent the first incandescent light
bulb to give life a meaning. Why of all the things would Madame Curie spent her
entire life extracting radium from pitchblende ore knowing well that the process
might cause irreversible damage to her body?
three... Bill Gates, Thomas Alva Edison and Madame Curie had one thing in common...
they had learnt to control their destiny in entirety. None had been born with
the switch of destiny in hand. It was sheer hard work, patience and persistence
coupled with visionary thinking that they ultimately controlled their destiny.
what is that fatal ingredient that lends the control of destiny in the hands of
mankind? Primarily it is practicing
celibacy Brahmacharya vrata. And what is celibacy?
destined by God... every man and woman existing on Mother Earth is provided a
small quota of energy month by month practically until the end of life. In the
initial phase of life... this quota of energy is given in full. As women reach
the menopause phase of life... this quota reduces considerably. In case of man
also... the quota diminishes with age.
celibacy makes a man preserve his quota of energy month by month. As years pass
by... this accumulated quota of energy by the process of autosuggestion can be
transmuted to any form of creative activity dear to our heart (the doctrine of
autosuggestion has been explicitly made clear by the most positive thinker of
all times... the reverend Napoleon Hill in his books, "law
of success", "think
and grow rich" and "master
key to riches").
in the case of most famous men... all directed their energies towards achieving
the only goal of their life and in doing so they successfully gained control of
traveled the spiritual
path. I was a spiritual seeker at a very
young age. I wanted to meet God in the present life. I started traveling the spiritual
path when 11 years of age. By 13 years of age my resolve to see God in the present
life had been so firmly established in me that come whatever may I would have
dashed through. (Truly speaking if God Almighty himself would have come and said,
"My dear lad... leave this forlorn path for it is not meant for you"...
I would have just bid him goodbye).
years of yoga
and meditation led me towards the ultimate goal of my life. I realized
God at 37 years of age. It was a miracle
of sort. I was in communion with God Almighty from now onwards every second of
my life. A communion with God on one-to-one basis and that to everywhere and any
time is beyond the comprehension of words. I simply cannot explain the bliss experienced.
was achieved while rearing a family (living a family life in Grihastha Ashram).
In the present Kali
Yuga... it definitely was a miracle of sorts. I never expected in the
least what God Almighty had in store for me. My faith
in God was hundred percent. I used the minutest portion of energy provided
to me by God by transmuting it towards the ultimate
goal of my life.
have finally reached the last manifestation of my cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth
manifestation! I can but gain salvation
when I leave the mortal frame. The cycle
of birth and death would cease to exist henceforth. Having gained self
realization... I have reached the pinnacle of spiritual glory.
I need to make one thing clear. The celibacy has to be practiced in totality for
a continuous minimum period of 12 years to reach the stage of self realization.
did that and followed him Gautama
Christ practiced celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years and so did
Mohammed. Every serious seeker
of spirituality has to travel the 12 years path of celibacy in total
truthfulness. Only then one reaches the stage of Nirvikalpa
What is most interesting in the whole episode is... those not interested
in pursuing the spiritual path and gaining self realization may
also practice celibacy to achieve the goal of their life dear to
their heart. This is the only way one can take absolute control
may desire becoming the best computer scientist in the world... practicing celibacy
would lead one towards that goal. Whatever is our goal of life... spiritual or
materialistic... celibacy helps one achieve that goal in the present life.
people while away their life thinking life is a burden. For a practitioner of
absolute celibacy... life is a journey full of gaiety and laughter. When we preserve
the cosmic energy provided to us month after month... the growth in our earthly
accomplishments is phenomenal! Celibacy is not only practiced by spiritual seekers
but every human being who desires taking control of destiny has to travel the
path of celibacy.
is only when the accumulated energy directed towards the ultimate goal of life
is transmuted to more creative channels that one gains absolute control of destiny.
Grihastha Ashram: The fatal ingredient that lends control of destiny in the hands
the episode when a commoner, a young child happened to see the Princess of the
land through the window of his house even though prohibited. What made this young
man think that come whatever may he would marry the Princess, how this young lad
practiced absolute celibacy... gained control of his inherent energies and directed
self towards the ultimate goal of life can be found in the storybooks taught in
we must never forget... The most important chapter of life it teaches us... nothing
is impossible in the game of life! Life is like that! If we are true to our heart
(meaning that we listen to the sweet small voice of our soul
coming from our heart)... then nothing is impossible for a human being to achieve
in this life.
is the crux of life for a human being... be it a man or a woman! The iron Lady...
the famous Margaret Thatcher ruled the kingdom of Great Britain with an iron hand.
She succeeded in all her attempts. She really made life worth living and was praised
world-wide for her wise actions. She was a true celibate.
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 explains more on Role
of Celibacy in Grihastha Ashram. For more details on being celibate
Role of Celibacy in Grihastha Ashram.
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