Observe strict continence in thought, word and deed. Give up thinking useless and vain
thoughts. Keep balance of mind in all conditions and circumstances, contemplating the Divine.
Practice Sirshasan, Sarvangasan and Oordhva Padmasan, besides Viparitakarani Mudra.
Preserve the energy by constantly repeating the Name of the Lord, doing intense Japa and
meditation, and study of the Gita, the Bhagavata, the Ramayana and the like. Develop Viveka,
Vairagya and Vichara. As dispassion increases, so is the vital energy not allowed to leak out.
The greater the Vairagya (non-attachment to worldly objects) the more secure will be the semen.
The more the preservation of semen, the greater will be the transmutation into Ojas which means
abundant physical, mental, moral and spiritual strength and quick evolution. Pranayam helps a
lot in gaining control over the physical machinery and the mind. To have control over the mind
means to have control over the Prana Sakti and prevent Veerya from being let out. To have
control over this masculine power means to have abundant Ojas which enables the aspirant to
glow spiritually. Intense Sadhana, with the desires reduced to the barest minimum, will
sublimate the sexual energy into spiritual energy. For further information, go through my book
Practice of Brahmacharya. It gives exhaustive details regarding the subject in question.
From "May I answer that" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda: on the Website of Divine Life Society, Photographs of Swami Sivananda, German Pages on Swami Sivananda

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  • Thank you Swamiji,
    That is what we need today.
    Man in-built tendencies are programmed to spread the His ( God ) race and to put His name in the Universe.
    That is what every one is doing on this earth.
    The original theory of 4 stages practiced by the Hindu was a good idea and First was Brahmcharya,Grihast,and so on.
    In Brahmcahrya was to make man a complete and stand to the world and His work to accomplish.
    Thanks and with best regards.
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