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- As expected of ordinary householders.
- As expected of seekers of true knowledge and persons desiring liberation.
- Complete Celibacy (Brahma-Charya)
1. As Expected Of Ordinary Householders
Sadhakas of celibacy in this first stage have to resort to Sadhana
while keeping intact their business and occupation, family
structure, and social relations. They
try to practice celibacy by way of good manners or as advised by a
religious preacher. They have only relationship with their spouse
and none with others.
Here, the spiritual vision is of least
importance because they are not acquainted thoroughly with the
original vital form of celibacy. Since, lofty morality is expected
of people of high status in society, and taking into consideration
the physical and social disadvantages of immoral behavior, these
Sadhakas normally remain monogamous and therefore faithful just to
their spouse only.