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4. Celibacy (Brahma-Charya) is said to be the most difficult of all vows and therefore it is considered as the principal vow (Vrata). No penance is sufficient for a monk or a Muni who violates this fundamental vow in the smallest degree. Breach of this vow is the downfall of a Sadhaka. Sadhakas, therefore, have to nourish this vow of celibacy all with due care and alertness.
5. Celibacy (Brahma-Charya) is said to be the supreme austerity (Tapa).
6. The man who observes faultless, true and complete celibacy deserves all praise and veneration, not only
from common people of the world, but also from all great souls.
7. Observance of celibacy even in a
dream is not possible for persons with limited capacity and loose
character, who are timid, helpless, and slaves to their senses.
Only persons of great spirit are able to
observe this vow in its true sense.