brahmacharya


brahmacharya

brahmacharya or brah·ma·cār·ya [brah-muh-chahr-yuh] ExamplesWord Origin noun Hinduism.

  1. the stage of life of the student, entailing study of the Vedas and complete celibacy, usually lasting for twelve years.

Origin of brahmacharya From the Sanskrit word brahmacarya Examples from the Web for brahmacharya Contemporary Examples of brahmacharya

  • Influenced by the Hindu
 notion of “brahmacharya” (morally guided celibacy) Gandhi gave up sex 
in his mid-thirties.

    Aravind Adiga on Gandhi’s Forgotten Legacy of Manliness

    Aravind Adiga

    April 13, 2011

  • Historical Examples of brahmacharya

  • If the observance of Brahmacharya should mean the ruin of the world, why should we regret it?

    A Guide to Health

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • Leading a Brahmacharya mode of life and observing sacred vows, one should bathe in the lakes of Rama.

    Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1

    Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

  • Leading a Brahmacharya mode of life and with concentrated soul, one should proceed next to the tirtha called Kapila.

    Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1

    Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

  • One should next proceed to Brahmavarta, with concentrated soul and practising the Brahmacharya vows.

    Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1

    Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

  • With subdued senses and leading a Brahmacharya mode of life, one should next proceed to Kanyasrama.

    Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1

    Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

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