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The Role of the Five Senses in Sexual Desire


Have you ever considered that a man can lose energy through the sense of sight, even if he doesn’t engage in sexual activity? Our perceptions of the world around us are solely dependent on our five senses:

  • Eyes – sight
  • Nose – smell
  • Tongue – taste
  • Ear – sound
  • Skin – touch

Lustful thoughts enter our minds through one or more of these senses. It is not possible to experience sexual sensation without stimulation of at least one of these senses. So, when you gaze at something lustful, your eyes transmit that sensation to your mind, leading to lustful thoughts. These thoughts then activate the sexual organs. For a person committed to celibacy, such lustful thoughts can lead to mental and emotional turmoil, which can make them feel “dirty.” This can also result in a loss of energy, similar to how we feel when we get angry. Although this loss is not as significant as that from semen loss, a buildup of these thoughts can eventually lead to a wet dream.

With discipline, regular yoga or exercise, and prayer, one can make progress towards their goal. It’s crucial to avoid anything that stimulates the sexual plane through the senses mentioned above. This means avoiding sights, smells, foods, sounds, and physical touch that activate sexual desire. With each passing day, you will notice an improvement in your mental and emotional state and an increase in energy. After 12 years of strict celibacy (excluding the occasional wet dream), it is said that a person can achieve superhuman powers, an incomparable bliss, and even the vision of God if they so desire. They will also have the power of total recall, which means they will have an exceptional memory and the ability to recall anything they wish. These are just a few of the countless benefits that can be achieved through celibacy. But the journey towards this goal is equally rewarding and grows more blissful with every day of honest celibacy.

Never Masturbate Again


Many people today believe that semen and sperm are solely produced and stored in the seminal vesicles and testicles and are only discharged from there, and therefore they believe in indulging in it as much as possible.

However, every second, around 2 to 3 births occur in the world, meaning semen is being expelled from the bodies of many men every second. For each birth, intercourse is typically required multiple times, thus leading to the ejaculation of semen multiple times for each child born. The 2 to 3 births per second in the world do not take into account the use of condoms, taking non-pregnancy pills, miscarriages, abortions, etc. So, a significant amount of ejaculations take place for a single birth. But, of course, ejaculation for childbirth is necessary, but beyond that, men also engage in masturbation, with many doing it frequently.

This means, when you put everything together, there may be hundreds or thousands of men in different parts of the world who are ejaculating semen almost every second, specifically during the night. In a total of 86,400 seconds in a day, an enormous amount of semen is “wasted” through masturbation. In other words, so much of men’s energy is being expelled from their bodies every second, every minute, every day, every year, and so on, making them weaker over time.

So, it can be estimated that around 2.5 billion men are participating in this act, making our earth “sticky” or “dirty” with thousands of tons of semen every year.

This is to emphasize how critical the strength of a man’s body and mind is being drained through masturbation. Some may object to the use of the word “wasted” for semen, but after gaining an understanding of the necessary knowledge, it should be clear how important it is for men to conserve their semen within the body. We are becoming weaker each day without realizing that one of the reasons is masturbation. It is also possible that a weaker father’s genes are passed on to their child, leading to a cycle of weakness in each subsequent generation. This decline may not be noticeable for several generations, but if it continues for centuries and eras, it can lead to a hopeless future for men.

Does this statistic not show how much we are weakening human lives, what the future holds for us, and how weak generations we are gradually building with less semen strength in men, unless semen is protected from now on? Masturbation means losing critical life energies.

It’s important to understand that there are potential negative side effects associated with excessive or frequent self-stimulation. Some of the most commonly reported symptoms include:

  • Digestive problems, such as a weak digestive system
  • Constipation, acne, premature ejaculation, and twitching veins
  • An increased susceptibility to illness, both physical and mental
  • Restlessness and insomnia
  • Pain or discomfort in the penis and testicles
  • Decreased semen volume
  • A sense of emptiness and a slower metabolism
  • Urinary difficulties and longer recovery times from illness
  • Potentially negative impacts on a person’s married life, including a dull mind, wet dreams, and a decrease in the smell of semen
  • Itching on the testicles and facial skin, and skin problems like roughness and enlarged pores
  • Addiction to self-stimulation and a perceived aging of the body
  • Negative effects on the seven chakras and excessive sweating
  • Thinner blood and a decreased ability to maintain a positive outlook

Even if one has masturbated a lot, or is doing it, then he doesn’t need to feel bad, there’s usually always time to recover back the lost semen and the energies, if not all, by just stopping masturbation and try not to let semen go out of the body.

The Hidden Dangers of Masturbation


Masturbation is an unnatural act of releasing reproductive elements. The main purpose of sexual activity is for procreation and nothing else. With masturbation, a person drifts further into delusion and ignorance. With every act of masturbation, they invest more of their faith into a concept that lacks substance. The act leads to fantasies, imagination, and a descent into nothingness, which can result in psychological consequences.

The physical side effects of masturbation, with each artificial release of sperm, weaken and destabilize the vital energy (Prana). Prana is the essence of all thoughts, energy, and consciousness, and is the direct manifestation of the soul’s energy. A person is alive as long as their soul remains within them. When the soul departs, the result is a dead body. With every act of semen wastage, a fraction of their soul is lost. This is why one may feel tired, weak, and lifeless after ejaculation, and experience burning eyes, loss of energy, and irritation. A long-term lifestyle of this kind can lead to weakened vital organs, spine, and brain, and premature aging. Semen contains high amounts of cerebrospinal fluid, which is used to make the brain and spine. Constant loss of semen weakens the spine and brain, leading to back pain problems in many people. Mental faculties like memory, concentration, and determination also decrease and eventually disappear. In contrast, a few months of celibacy can cure most health and back-related problems, and make a person cheerful, energetic, and positive. True celibates rarely, if ever, suffer from any diseases or debilities, due to their high immunity and resistance that develops from reabsorbing vital fluid.

A person who converts their seminal energy into ‘Ojas’ has a beautiful complexion, sparkling eyes, shining cheeks, and an attractive personality. On the other hand, the loss of semen through masturbation or other means has the opposite effect. The loss of vital power makes the face look drawn, weak, and dull, causing unattractiveness. The positive effects of celibacy, also known as Brahmacharya, cannot be fully described. A true Brahmachari attracts vast amounts of universal, divine cosmic energy and is in perfect sync with the universal cosmic energy. Nature works with and for them, leading to perfect harmony in all aspects of life. They rarely, if ever, experience trouble, as everything seems to go smoothly. They excel in everything they undertake and leave a great impression wherever they go, earning respect and consideration from even wicked people. A true Brahmachari doesn’t need to use cunning, guile, manipulation, or dominance to succeed in the world, as the presence of divine energy within them earns respect and consideration from others.

We suggest everyone who reads this to lead a life of true celibacy in thought, word, and deed for a few months, and experience the truth behind the wonderful experience of Brahmacharya.

Techniques to Overcome Addiction to Pornography and Masturbation

It’s commendable to acknowledge the negative impact of porn and sexuality. The saying “better late than never” applies to celibacy and purity as well. Let’s focus on the problem at hand.

The goal of overcoming this addiction requires a multi-faceted approach to defeat our deceptive senses. Here are some tips you can implement:

STEP 1: Engage in Creative Activities to Keep Your Mind Occupied:

People who have free time are more likely to indulge in porn and masturbation. To avoid this, keep yourself occupied with productive and creative activities. If you have a job, fully commit yourself to work during work hours. Don’t let your mind wander towards the opposite sex. Be strict and firm in enforcing this. Stay alert against the temptations of your senses. Focus on your job and create something valuable for yourself and those close to you. Keeping your mind occupied with meaningful pursuits is the best way to prevent lust from taking hold.

STEP 2: Incorporate Physical Exercise:

Incorporate moderate physical exercise or play a sport you enjoy early in the morning for at least an hour. Physical activity converts sexual energy into physical health and strength. When you feel strong and energetic, the idea of filthy sexuality will seem repulsive. Pornography and masturbation are the worst forms of artificial and degenerative sexuality. Keep in mind the negative effects whenever you feel tempted towards porn.

STEP 3: Use Blockers and Filters:

Install a strong internet content blocker and filter on your device. If necessary, ask your partner to choose the password and not reveal it to you, to prevent access to harmful sites. Make your computer a tool for accessing material related to spirituality and well-being, and let it be the gateway to freedom from porn.

STEP 4: Cultivate True Love for Your Partner:

Remember that the people close to us in life are special gifts from God meant to enrich our lives. Your partner is a manifestation of God in human form, serving, talking, smiling and being there for you. Think about the love, affection, concern, and understanding they show you. Is it right to be selfish and ignore such a person? Focus on bringing happiness to your partner through true love and attention. True love is not based on physical beauty. The physical appearance of a person is an illusion, like a mirage. A person addicted to sexuality cannot be a good human being. First, they do injustice to themselves by feeding the fire of lust. Direct your energy towards being a good partner and a good person.

STEP 5: Pray to God:

Set aside time each day to meditate on God. After meditation, pray to God sincerely and with the innocence of a child, asking for redemption from all ills. Turn to the divine for help.

Breaking Free: A Journey to Quit Porn


You may have heard of addictions to drugs or alcohol, where an individual continues to consume despite knowing the harmful effects it can have on their well-being. However, addiction to sex can be even more damaging, as it can consume a person’s life energy and create strong karmic tendencies that are difficult to break.

Think of it like a flame that starts on firewood, grows into a raging fire, and eventually burns the wood to ashes, leaving behind scorched marks that are almost impossible to remove. Similarly, viewing porn starts as a fun and exciting activity, but before you know it, your mind becomes consumed by it to the point where you prioritize it over basic necessities like food and water. Every image you view fuels this fire, consuming you at the mental, physical, and psychic level. Eventually, the flame grows so large that you are left feeling burned and degraded, unable to break free from the addiction.

It’s important to take control and stop the cycle of porn addiction. Install filters on your computer to block it, and develop a strong mental resolve to lead a healthier, brighter life. Porn and sexual indulgences prevent you from reaching your full potential and experiencing true happiness, so shift your focus to intellectual and worthwhile pursuits. Play a sport, explore nature, and find joy in simple things like you did as a child. Remember, the first step to growth is to redirect your mind away from porn and sexuality, and from there, the next steps will follow.

In addition, it’s important to understand the impact that the loss of semen has on your overall well-being. Lust leads to the loss of semen, which is the final essence of the digestive process in a man and takes 30 days to form. Semen, or “Ojas,” is a fluid with the power to create life and conserving and transmuting it into “Tejas” can lead to a magnetic, cheerful personality with notable sharpness, strength, and memory. According to Hindu scriptures and the Bible, semen is the basis of success in all aspects of life, and the depletion of seminal energy can result in fatigue and a lack of life energy. By staying away from ejaculation, you can conserve this energy and experience a reservoir of vitality.

The first and foremost step to breaking free from the grip of addiction is having a strong desire to achieve redemption. Your intention is admirable and optimistic. To make your goal a reality, it’s essential to follow the steps below:

Stay occupied with productive activities:

One of the best ways to keep your mind away from the problem is by staying busy with constructive activities. The urge to watch images and engage in self-pleasure requires time, energy, and mental focus. By keeping your mind engaged in productive work that aims to achieve something valuable, this vice will eventually be diminished.

Engage in physical exercise or sports:

Regular physical exercise or participation in a sport you enjoy can help convert sexual energy into physical health and strength. The emergence of lust and its growth into libido is merely a flow of vital energy into the sexual domain. Exercise redirects energy from the sexual center to the muscles and brain, thereby revitalizing the two. This will leave much less energy available for indulging in harmful activities.

Develop mental fortitude:

The next step is developing mental fortitude. When one realizes that the human body is nothing more than bones, blood, flesh, and other undesirable secretions, it’s possible to develop detachment towards reality. When stripped of its skin, the human body resembles a cut-up animal carcass. We are repulsed by secretions such as pus, phlegm, urine, and excrement, yet we try to fantasize about the same body that produces these! This irony is a result of illusion. Sensual attraction is simply a trick of the mind. There is nothing truly attractive about the human body. Furthermore, after death, a person’s bones are reduced to a pile of remains if the flesh has decomposed. Where did the beauty go then? It was never truly there. Wasting semen on a woman’s body is like throwing hard-earned money and assets into a false investment plan. Money can be regained with effort, but semen, once lost, can never be recovered. Every ejaculation results in a loss of a little bit of one’s self. Over time, this leads to rapid aging, degeneration at the mental, physical, and karmic level.

Food and spirituality:

As much as possible, avoid spicy food and limit meat consumption to once or twice a week. Religious texts suggest avoiding meat consumption for practitioners of Brahmacharya. Meat consumption can lead to animalistic tendencies and increase the likelihood of sexual thoughts. Instead, opt for protein sources from the plant kingdom and dairy products. Give up alcohol, tobacco, and other addictions completely. Dedicate a portion of your day to meditating on God and sincerely requesting His help in overcoming lust and developing mental fortitude. God is always willing to help when approached with honesty and dedication. Failure only occurs when persistence and commitment wane. With willpower, determination, and persistence, success is guaranteed.

 Internet Porn: Understanding the Dangers and Risks


Internet pornography can become as big of an addiction as cocaine or meth—amphetamine.

In fact, most cocaine or meth-amphetamine addicts use these drugs to enhance their masturbation.

Meth addicts will often watch internet porn and masturbate for up to 24 hours straight—or longer!

Internet porn can trigger all the same dopamine responses that hard drugs can.

So even if you are not using drugs like cocaine or meth, you can still be a stone-cold addict to internet porn.

Internet porn is more addictive than video games, food, and even sex.

So many men struggle with this addiction because when they quit, the urge to use internet porn gets STRONGER BY THE DAY for at least 7 days.

So many young men will quit the habit and last for up to 7 days, but finally give in by the 7th day.

This is because the urge to use (and get your dopamine hit) increases each day for the first 7 days.

This urge to increase your dopamine will be strong for a full 6 months before it calms down, but it will never calm down completely.

Therefore, it is very important to educate yourself on why and how internet porn is so addictive, so that you have the knowledge to not act on the urge when it arises.

Here’s the number one thing you need to know… Porn actually changes your brain.

The below information is detailed.

Here is the short version:

Internet porn addiction gives you a hit of dopamine, overtime this results in changes in the brain. You become desensitized and require more “hardcore” porn and nothing in your life besides porn gives you pleasure. Your frontal lobe shrinks, you lose grey matter, and when you want to quit, you are pulled back in because you experience withdrawal symptoms.

The only way to successfully quit is to follow Brahmacharya. If you want to skip to the long version, you may move ahead to the next chapter.

Here is the long version:

Our brains are full of pathways.

Every time we learn something new, a new pathway is created.

The more you practice a new skill, the stronger the associated pathway becomes in your brain.

Porn addiction rewires the brain by creating a new neural pathway.

Dopamine serves to remind us of the things that are most pleasurable in our lives.

Anything that triggers dopamine is something that will strengthen your neural pathway.

Porn addiction enhances dopamine, and the ultimate reward or feelings of pleasure arise because of the release of chemicals known as opioids.

For instance, an opioid release occurs when we orgasm or once we’ve eaten a great meal.

Essentially, opioids make us feel satisfied to prevent our seeking and craving.

However, our dopamine system is stronger than our opioid system. This means that we seek more than we are satisfied.

Therefore, we “have room” for a sugar/fat dessert like ice cream even after we are full after eating our main meal.

Reward circuits encourage us to engage in novelty.

This explains why porn addicts don’t watch a video to completion, they watch only portions of video after video looking for the next high.

Arousal is only skyrocketed exactly when new pornographic material is introduced.

Watching Internet pornography can cause you to experience shock, surprise, and anxiety.

This causes the release of ‘stress’ neurotransmitters and hormones such as norepinephrine, epinephrine, and cortisol.

These hormones increase excitement and amplify the effects of dopamine.

Porn addicts are known to escalate their porn use to ‘forbidden’ or ‘shame-inducing’ genres in order to boost declining dopamine levels.

With time, a porn addict’s brain may mistake anxiety with sexual arousal.

This may explain why porn users escalate to ever more shocking or anxiety, evoking genres of pornography.

This escalation is known as ‘sensitization’ aka addiction.

Sensitization and sexual conditioning re-wire the brain’s reward center nerve cells to want and crave certain behaviors.

This creates a physical pathway that can blast our reward center in the future. This pathway creates powerful and hard-to-ignore cravings.

Sensitization is a unique and powerful ‘Pavlovian’ conditioning that alters the physical and chemical nature of your reward structure.

Instead of salivating at the sound of a bell like Pavlov’s dogs, your reward circuits are stimulated when you turn on a computer monitor or when you see a sidebar banner of a semi-naked woman on a non-pornographic website.

Sensitization begins with high levels of dopamine.

Dopamine’s goal is to have us remember and repeat behaviors that further our genetic survival.

Dopamine achieves this by triggering a protein known as DeltaFosB.

DeltaFosB remains in the brain for around eight weeks following your last ‘binge.’

DeltaFosB that causes sensitization, and it does this by creating stronger and more powerful nerve connections in the brain.

Long after an addict has quit ‘using’ and DeltaFosB levels have returned to normal, these sensitized pathways remain.

This explains why alcoholics who have been sober for many years may still suffer from strong cravings when they walk into a pub.

When nerve cells experience pleasure, nerve cells carry that message to the reward center by joining together.

Over time, this pathway that carries this message becomes fixed. Forming new brain pathways is known as neuroplasticity.

Overtime, old brain pathways weaken. This is known as forgetting or breaking a bad habit.

Creating or weakening brain pathways is often known as ‘rewiring’ the brain.

Thus, neuroplasticity allows the brain to adapt because of experience.

When we watch porn, we cause neuroplasticity in the brain.

This is why addicts of porn or drugs continue to want to engage in this behavior, even though they do not wish to do so.

Porn also makes you become desensitized.

Desensitization involves low dopamine signaling for everyday activities and causes tolerance to internet pornography.

This causes the Internet addict to engage in dopamine releasing activities, e.g. watching more Internet pornography.

The addict will require a higher dose of internet pornography in order to achieve the required dopamine release and associated opioid release.

Tolerance may also mean you are forced to escalate to new and more shocking genres of porn in order to experience the desired ‘buzz.’

Desensitization causes a decline in the amount of dopamine available for transferring messages from one nerve cell to the next.

Overtime, over-exposure to Internet porn may cause permanent structural change, such as a decline in the number of nerve connectors or synapses and loss of grey matter.

Loss of grey matter translates into fewer nerve cell connections, less dopamine connections, less dopamine, and a corresponding need for greater stimulation to fill this void in dopamine loss.

The size of the frontal lobe shrinks, weakening your ability to say ‘no.’

When you attempt to withdraw from watching Internet porn, a stress response is activated via your brain’s stress systems.

This stress response causes withdrawal symptoms and relapse. A dopamine reboot is the only cure.

If you suffer from a porn addiction, you will need to stop using porn to literally ‘rewire’ your pathways, so you exhibit a preference to real-life people.

This is known as ‘rebooting’.

The goal of a reboot is to seek your pleasure from real people rather than from digital representations of people.

Over time, this means sensitized porn pathways will be weak, and desensitization will fade away.

‘Real person’ pathways will overtake unhealthy porn pathways.

You will receive your dopamine hits from real-life interactions instead of unhealthy Internet porn.

When you initially quit using Internet porn, the sensitized pathways will temporarily grow stronger and more sensitive to addiction cues and triggers.

These connections continue to strengthen for around seven days following your decision to quit Internet porn and begin to fade within around four weeks into your abstinence.

The Tale of a Gardener


A gardener once existed who devoted all his resources, including time, energy, and wealth, to nurturing a picturesque flower garden. The garden was home to a diverse array of multi-hued, fragrant blooms. After carefully selecting the most magnificent flowers, the gardener crafted a delightful fragrance from them. Can you guess what he did next? He discarded the precious scent into the garbage! It was a nonsensical act, as the gardener had put so much effort into creating the perfume, only to waste it and fail to fill his home with its sweet aroma. You may think, “What a foolish man, a buffoon…” However, consider yourself for a moment. Are you not guilty of the same foolishness?

The semen produced in the body from childhood to adulthood, spanning 15-20 years of youthful prime, is transformed into OJAS, which imparts strength, vitality, and radiance to the body. Is it wise to squander this valuable semen, which takes 30 days to produce, simply for a momentary sexual thrill? This is a foolish act, much like that of the gardener. The gardener may have realized his mistake and not repeated his irrational behavior, but modern men continue to make the same mistake, repeatedly indulging in sex, despite repeated warnings from the world’s great thinkers. This inevitably leads to nothing but regret and misery.

Blinded by lust, individuals often engage in sexual acts, seeking a momentary pleasure. Afterward, they are left feeling depleted and lifeless, unaware that the pleasure was fleeting and that they have squandered the precious fluid accumulated over 30-40 days. The semen produced during one’s youth remains in the body as OJAS and is lost through sexual intercourse and masturbation. Excessive sexual activity can even result in the discharge of a white substance from the bones, causing physical weakness and even incapacitation. Individuals may become fearful, avoiding eye contact and living a tormented life.

To avoid these negative consequences, our wise sages and saints have provided guidelines on when, with whom, and how often one should engage in sexual intercourse. These guidelines must be followed strictly.

Becoming a Superhuman


In the book practice of Brahmacharya by Sivananda it is written: According to yogic science, semen exists in a subtle form throughout the whole body. It is found in a subtle state in all the cells of the body. It is withdrawn and elaborated into a gross form in the sexual organ under the influence of the sexual will and sexual excitement. An Urdhvareta Yogi not only converts the semen into Ojas, but checks through his Yogic power, through purity in thought, word and deed, the very formation of semen by the secretary cells of the testes or seeds. This is a great secret. Allopaths believe that even in an Urdhvareta Yogi, the formation of semen goes on incessantly and that the fluid is reabsorbed into the blood.

The subtle most state of ‘Bindu’ (seed) is ‘Soma’ (nectar). This nectar inundates the body with subtlety throughout. It is the basis on which the foundation of life rests upon. This is the reason, further to its loss after ejaculation, a man feels drained and empty. Semen is referred to as the ‘Prana of Pranas’. It is the basic vital energy on which all other energies are formed and rest upon.

In a normal man indulging in the sexual sensation, ‘Soma’ (nectar) transcends into its gross form ‘Virya’ (semen). When man is under sexual duress, all energy gets focused and concentrated at the ‘Svadhistana chakra’ (in the lumbar region) or the sex center. This prompts the secretor cells in the testes to produce sperm. The Cowpers glands or the bulbourethral glands get ready with the Cowper’s fluid (meant to neutralize the acidity of urine in the urethra) and the prostate with the prostatic fluid. All these three mix in the right volumes before ejaculation to form the resultant semen. In a man constantly harbouring in the sex plane, semen is mostly close to the gross form, waiting to flow downward.

In Brahmachari yogi, who is an Urdhvareta (a compound Sanskrit word formed from the simple words: Urdhva- meaning upward, Rethas- meaning sexual fluid.

‘Urdhva Rethas yasya saha iti’

Meaning one who has taken his semen upward) a unique phenomenon occurs. His attitude & perspective being different, wisdom takes the forward seat. Bindu, in its subtle form (Soma) nourishes his body effectively and does not flow down to form semen. In the subtle form is its maximum power and reach. A cup of water in the gross form, when limited to the cup, has little energy in itself. But the same water, when converted to steam and pressurized, can be made to drive a steam turbine.

To accomplish this state, the yogi shifts to a lifestyle aimed at withdrawing and developing indifference over sense stimulations and responses. Man has developed his liking for sense stimuli from his past actions. It takes considerable effort to negate and finally win over these ‘past tendencies’ along with divine blessings. The Urdhvareta has accomplished the same.

Brahmacharya is truly speaking the means to achieve the end – ‘Self or God realization. It is the tool for man to dig himself out of the cave of ignorance and reach the bright state of knowledge. Knowledge of oneself and the creator!

The Process of Urdhvareta: Transmutation of Sexual Energy


Urdhvareta is a Sanskrit term derived from the words ‘Urdhva’ meaning upward and ‘Rethas’ meaning sexual fluid. Achieving full sublimation of sexual energy through Brahmacharya (chastity) takes a significant amount of time, effort, and divine grace. However, as a practitioner strives to observe chastity in thought, word, and deed, an inner process called Urdhvareta kriya (also known as Vajroli) occurs, which directs the flow of semen from downward and outward to upward and inward. This contributes to the formation of ‘Ojas’ Shakti (Divine Energy) in the brain.

It takes a very long time, with very sincere Brahmacharya in thought, word and deed coupled with God’s grace for one to achieve full sex sublimation, including the stoppage of wet dreams. However, as an aspirant climbs up the ladder of Brahmacharya to the best of his efforts by abhorring from the sexual act, ejaculation, and impure thoughts for a considerable period; An inner phenomenon called Urdhvareta kriya (process) also called by the name ‘Vajroli’, takes place in his system, due to which semen which was earlier flowing downward and being ejaculated outward now starts flowing upward and inward. This aids the formation of ‘Ojas’ Shakti (Divine Energy) in his brain. The aspirant is not yet a complete Urdhvareta, as he has not yet achieved complete sex sublimation or transmutation. Semen will still flow down if he is not vigilant against the senses (wet dreams stop in one who is a complete Urdhvareta).

When the aspirant maintains this state of Brahmacharya for a considerable period from when the ‘Vajroli kriya’ functions, passaging the flow of semen within his body (from the sex glands to the Urethra) becomes narrow and constricted. Under such circumstances, if he indulges in ejaculation of semen (even in a copious wet dream), instead of pleasure, he experiences pain. This further aids in developing distaste and dispassion towards the sex act.

This is one of the most important of changes which occurs in the body of the Brahmachari at the physiological level. Coupled with this, certain external changes take place:

  • The body becomes more taut, wiry, and lithe. The tendency to accumulate bulk and fat reduces.
  • The face develops a red hue, and wrinkles gradually disappear.
  • The skin glows with luster and the eyes become bright. Eyesight improves.
  • Overall—All organs in his body gradually return to their original state of maximum function (As they were during childhood).

From this stage onwards, the Brahmachari must be very careful in avoiding more than necessary contact with members of the opposite sex in particular and people. Further to the ‘Vajroli kriya’ taking place, he develops a magnetic personality and appears very alluring to the world, and women in particular. Any act of letting his ego get goaded resulting in pompousness, pride or arrogance will immediately lead to his downfall as his semen deserting him; for the appearance of these negative traits is invariably accompanied by blossoming of latent lust present within. The aspirant should clearly know that he has no more conquered lust than a child has learnt to deal with the world. Lust is only in a state of control. It is still present in its fullest form within him, but in a latent and dormant state. From now on, he has to be very humble before the world and God, always keeping in mind that this power he is developing is not his own but the power of God shining through him. Only humility, kindness and consideration towards fellow beings and an attitude of gratitude towards God for all that he has given will strengthen celibacy and make for further growth.

Exploring the Three States of Semen:


The vital energy, known as “Prana,” in a person exists in three different states.

Normal Or Subtle State:

In the normal state, the vital energy is dispersed throughout the body and provides energy for everyday activities. This pranic energy maintains a state of balance and harmony in the body, enabling it to perform tasks effectively. The flow of life force is directed towards the specific part of the body involved in the activity being performed. For instance, when an athlete runs a marathon, their life force focuses on their leg muscles. During a boxing match, the life force concentrates on the arm muscles, and for a chess player, the life force is centered in the brain.

Gross Or Semen State:

During sexual arousal, a person’s life force or Prana is focused into the sexual center, leaving the other parts of the body relatively devoid of energy. This energy, which was earlier dispersed throughout the body in the normal state, separates from other regions and flows to the sexual center, signaling the production of sperm. The prostate gland prepares prostatic fluid and the Cowper’s glands prepare the bulbo-urethral fluid, making the person ready for sexual activity. Almost all of the person’s vital energy, excluding the basic energy required for the vital organs to function, is now located in the sexual center. This makes the person highly sexually aggressive, as all of their Prana is in a state of sexual focus. In this state, the person is not capable of effectively engaging in any other activity other than the sexual act.

Semen in this state represents the gross, liquid form of the person’s Prana or vital energy. This energy, which was previously in an electricity-like form, becomes embodied in liquid semen. If a person resides in this sexual plane, their Prana will mostly remain in this gross semen form, making it difficult for them to efficiently perform other tasks. The nature of semen is to be expelled, serving only the purpose of reproduction.

Once semen reaches the “ejaculatory mode,” it cannot be fully reconverted back to Pranic energy. The sexual glands produce various physical secretions to create semen, which are not fully reversible, even through meditation and transmutation. There are severe limitations to this process. A significant volume of vital energy will be lost, regardless of meditation or celibacy, once it reaches this final gross form due to sexual pressure.

Very Subtle State Or Ojas State:

For a yogi who leads a life of true celibacy and conserves his vital energy through practices such as meditation, asana, and Pranayama, their Prana transforms into a highly concentrated, very subtle state. This is similar to converting gross water into super-heated steam through distillation. The intensity of their vital energy increases significantly, rising to the point between their eyebrows known as the AJNA CHAKRA. This state is referred to as the OJAS STATE.

According to ancient teachings, a Brahmachari who has maintained celibacy for 12 years without wasting even a single drop of semen, can experience the full power of the OJAS STATE. Their Pranic energy is now completely sublimated, giving them the ability to enter the metaphysical world and astral planes. They can receive astral visions, knowledge of creation and the divine, among other things. Advanced Urdhvareta yogis may even have the power of Trikala Gnyana, or knowledge of the past, present, and future. The OJAS STATE also grants Ashta Siddhis, or eight superhuman powers such as levitation, astral travel, the ability to alter the size of their body, Bhuta Vidya, or the power to converse with wild animals, Doorashravana, the ability to hear sounds from miles away, and Dooradristi, the power of sight that ranges to hundreds of miles.

The 8 Siddhis are the superpowers that can be achieved through a lifestyle of Brahmacharya with advanced spiritual practice.

These powers are considered to be the result of conserving and sublimating one’s vital energy through the practices of yoga and meditation. The 8 Siddhis are:

  1. Animaa: the ability to shrink one’s body to the size of an atom
  2. Laghimaa: the ability to become weightless, allowing one to walk on water or other surfaces
  3. Mahimaa: the ability to enlarge one’s body to immense proportions
  4. Praapti: the ability to instantly obtain any desired object from anywhere in the world
  5. Praakaamya: the ability to manifest things spontaneously
  6. Vashitva: the ability to control the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether)
  7. Ishitva: the ability to create and destroy the five elements and material objects
  8. Yatra Kaamavasaayitva: the ability to enter into and merge with any material object, such as a stone, drop of water, or animal, with no obstacles.

It is believed that these superpowers come to the person who practices celibacy and meditation for at least 12 years without wasting a single drop of semen.

A very advanced Yogi with ‘Siddhis’ (superhuman powers) to cure diseases will cure the diseases of those people who are destined for a cure or, in other words, deserve to be relieved of the suffering. In other words, these diseased people have reached the state where they have worked out the karma and are ready to get free from the problem. The karmic cycle, like everything else in the cosmos, is fully governed by the laws of creation and the laws of nature. Even super-normal powers or miraculous powers fall within the purview of the law of nature and are really not miracles in the real sense. Being outside the ability of the average person, these powers appear superhuman, while in reality, they are only a representation of the unfolding of the limitless powers that the ‘Shuddhatma’ (pure soul) possesses. But even the highest powers that the yogi possesses he puts into action using his Prana are still within the purview of the universal laws of nature and hence these cannot be made use of to cure a person who has not yet worked out his ‘Prarabdha’ and is hence not destined to get cured. Such a person has to go through the suffering with no other option.

All the cases where we see or hear of great Yogis curing people of diseases are those where the afflicted person has worked out most of his bad karma or has worked them out so much that he deserves to get cured shortly. An advanced yogi who has developed these powers first connects into the ‘Karana Sharira’ (causal body) of the diseased person and learns of the cause and nature of the disease by knowing the past karma that has caused the disease in the first place. He then also becomes clear on whether the person is destined for a cure and, if so, the method of transferring health and vitality by negating the particular toxin through transferring Prana. The Yogi acts as the medium in relieving the person of the malady in the divine cosmic dream and does not, in reality, remove the disease. He is more like an agent of God working on God’s behalf. It is the Almighty Lord who cures the man of the disease in reality further to all past karma, having been extinguished or deserving to be negated.

Celibates should understand what exactly sublimation is all about. Urdhvareta kriya in reality is not conversion of gross semen into ‘Ojas'(Divine Energy). It is the conversion of subtle/ normal Prana into Ojas, by preventing the formation of gross semen. If you continuously indulge in a sexual activity that brings down Prana from its NORMAL STATE to a lower GROSS/SEMEN STATE, sublimation becomes difficult and roundabout. It must again be brought back to its NORMAL STATE and then taken to the VERY SUBTLE/ OJAS STATE.

The answer to what happens in a man at the start of celibacy lies in this fact. At the start of celibacy when man shuns sex stimuli, his Prana, or vital energy, comfortably rests in the NORMAL/SUBTLE state. Earlier, it was being brought down to form semen. Now that need has been removed. The body stops production of earlier quantities of semen. Initial stages of celibacy do not really involve re-absorption. Most volume of semen in gross form at the start of celibacy actually flows out. It is due to lack of further production by which energy levels go up. This is exactly why for celibacy to bear fruit, say beyond three months, sublimation into OJAS is necessary. Till this time, the body is actually not in a state of reabsorption. It is only in a state of non-production and in a state of harmonization of existing Prana at the SUBTLE STATE. Further to this, production of gross semen goes on, reducing and the formation of more and more Prana goes on increasing (provided the celibacy is true and genuine).

So when we say sublimation of semen into higher forms, it is really a sublimation of Prana in NORMAL STATE into OJAS STATE. For Prana to reach NORMAL STATE, man should desist from sexual excitement, prevent formation of GROSS/ SEMEN STATE. In an Urdhvareta yogi, this is fully achieved. His body does not produce gross semen at all. The vital energy required to sustain his body and intellect are fed from that part of his Prana. The rest is fully converted to OJAS (Divine Power).

The Transformation of Seminal Fluid


Meditation has the power to transmute the sexual fluid, referred to as “Rethas,” into “Ojas.” An individual who has achieved the state of “Urdhvareta” (a Sanskrit term meaning “one who has taken their transmuted sexual fluid upwards”) no longer produces physical semen and instead stores their “Bindu” (seed) as “Amrit” in the brain. However, for those who have not yet become an Urdhvareta, a combination of physical and mental activity along with meditation is necessary to attain the state of Ojas. Otherwise, a portion of the semen will be expelled.

Contrary to popular belief, having a larger amount of Ojas does not necessarily equate to having more spiritual power. Ojas is simply the gross creative power in a subtle form. Similarly, an increase in semen does not necessarily result in a corresponding increase in Ojas. It’s a matter of moderation and balance. This concept can be compared to the consumption of calories. Consuming ten times or even a hundred times the recommended caloric intake does not necessarily lead to tenfold or hundredfold increase in health, strength, or muscle mass. The same principle applies to semen – only a portion of it can be transformed into Ojas. Overindulging in food can result in excessive semen production, which leads to a loss of Bindu and subsequent debility. This is why yogis practice moderation in diet, known as “Mitahara.”

It is a common misconception that more sense stimuli result in more Ojas. On the contrary, sense stimuli can produce desire, which triggers semen to enter the “ejaculatory mode.” When this happens, the semen cannot be converted into Ojas and will be expelled as Rethas in its gross form. This is why it’s important to avoid sense stimuli. An individual cannot become an Urdhvareta as long as their mind is consumed by sexual desire.

Any physical or mental health deviations or diseases are a result of past negative karma. The practice of Brahmacharya, or celibacy, is a journey back to the divine and has the power to undo negative karma. However, depending on the extent of negative karma, this process may take time. We are all aspirants who have only recently begun our journey towards Brahmacharya, while we have been indulging in ignorance for a long time. It takes time and effort to undo past karmas, but it is achievable with persistence and dedication.