“Celibacy: A Hindu Perspective,” By Swami Tyagananda

tyaganandaHindu monks take the vow of poverty and celibacy. The Sanskrit word for celibacy is brahmacharya, “dwelling in Brahman.” What do I mean by Brahman? What does “dwelling in” mean and how is it to be practiced? To answer these questions, it is necessary to understand the Hindu worldview.

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