Practice Celibacy

Query: Practice Celibacy... People get married....also have children....how do we practice celibacy if I am to get married and start a family? I understand you say it is hard for everyone to follow the path of spirituality because it requires perfection, but does that mean people who are married and have children....can't do this? or should wait until they are done having children and then follow this spiritual path?


Kaivalya Jnani:
Following the path of enlightenment for a lady is very difficult! God Almighty ordained only men following the path... not ladies! Why? The imbibed feeling of Moha (deep emotional attachment) that exists within every woman prohibits one from traveling the path of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana). Why? If Moha did not exist in the cosmic system... soon after the birth of a baby... there would be none to take care of the child.


It is the deep imbibed feeling of Moha that makes a woman stop midway and tend to a crying child! In essence of Moha... life in the cosmic system would go astray... the prime reason why in the history of mankind only two women gained enlightenment compared to thousands rather millions of men doing it!

Gargi and Maitreyi... Both gained enlightenment in their lifetime. Gargi was the famous philosopher who engaged self in a public discourse... on the taboo subject of sex. Gargi ultimately defeated Pundit Mandan Mishra on the subject! Maitreyi was the dutiful wife of Sage Jnanavalakya... the compiler of Jnanavalakya Upanishad!

The path of enlightenment is really difficult to make it in a lifetime! The uncharted path of spirituality demands highest level of perfection and sacrifice! Easier said than done... ladies are not meant for the tough spiritual path. One needs the mettle of Gargi or Maitreyi to travel the path of enlightenment and salvation (moksha).


Before starting on the path of spirituality... we need to decide the goal of our present life! The path of spirituality can never be traveled with preconditions! Yes... one can make it even after marriage... but there are very stiff conditions attached! Sexual indulgence must be limited to a maximum of twice per month.

The cosmic quota of energy provided by God Almighty to every man and woman... month after month is required to be preserved for awakening of the Kundalini. Unless we travel the path of celibacy... the Kundalini awakening would always remain a dream! As enumerated in the sacred Bhagavad Gita... sexual indulgence was only meant for procreation and not pleasure.

Limiting our wants willingly... practice of celibacy voluntarily is the call of the day! It can definitely be practiced... but demands very high level of patience and sacrifice! We have a limited time span of 70 to 80 years. The sooner we start the journey... the better! In the later years of life... it is ego that dominates! By that time it is too late to travel the path of spirituality!


Bhagavad Gita only spells the do's and don'ts! When to travel the path... is the discretion one has to exercise independent of all! No spiritual master can ever guide one in the matter! The voice of our soul atman would always guide us on the right path. In the circumstances it is best to hear the sweet small inner voice of our soul atman!

Traveling the path of absolute truthfulness... one can distinctly hear the voice of our soul atman! Knowing well the body has been manifested by our soul atman... to cleanse itself of the dross impurities within... why not make the voice of our soul atman as our companion in the journey of life! We shall never remain a loser!



Essay by: Kaivalya Jnani ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!

A to Z of Practice Celibacy explained in words everyone can easily understand and fathom. More on married can be found at :  Celibacy Definition ... Neeru J. - 5th June 2010.

Full text of query: People get married....also have children....how do we practice celibacy if I am to get married and start a family? I understand you say that it is hard for everyone to follow the path of spirituality because it requires perfection, but does that mean that people who are married and have children....can't do this? or should wait until they are done having children and then follow this path?

 
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