brahmachaari

brahmacharya ka paalan karne vaalon ko brahmachaari kehte hain.

brahmacharya do shabdo 'brahm' aur 'charya' se bana hai. brahm ka arth parmaatma;charya ka arth vichrana, arthaat parmaatma me vichrana, sada usi ka dhyaan karna hi brahmacharya kahalaata hai. mahaabhaarat ke rachayita vyaasaji ne visheyendriya dvaara praapt hone vaale sukh ke sanyamapoorvak tyaag karne ko brahmacharya kaha hai.

shatapath braahman mein brahmachaari ki chaar prakaar ki shaktiyon ka ullekh aata hai-

  1. agni ke samaan tejasvi,
  2. mrutyu ke samaan dosh evam durgunon ke maaran ki shakti,
  3. aachaarya ke samaan doosaron ko shiksha dene ki shakti,
  4. sansaar ke kisi bhi sthaan, vastu, vyakti aadi ki apeksha rakhe bina aatmaaraam hokar rahana.

inhein bhi dekhein