Biological Science Behind Sexual Restraint


Namaskar. Today I’d like
to talk about the biological science
behind sexual restraint. According to Ayurveda
the food that we eat is broken down into
seven component parts. Chile, which
is the fluid, essence of our
digested food, blood, flesh, fat, bone, bone marrow and what’s
called Shukra. These seven elements
make up our entire body. And Shukra is further
subdivided into three parts: lymph, spermatozoa
or ova and seminal fluid. So apart from food
lymph is produced from water and air,
and sun in our bodies. And lymph moves
through different vessels. These vessels the entire
immune system, lymphatic system is a series of organs
and vessels, lymph nodes mostly in the head
and neck, and in the joint areas of the body. And the lymph moves through
body movement: exercise, deep breathing
and self massage or massage. So why is lymph
so important? It’s the cream of cream
the final component of the food
breakdown process. So it is found in every
element of the body. It is so important. In Western medicine
mostly lymph is confined to a physical level. But in the new science
of biopsychology given by my Guru the role of lymph
has also in mental level
and spiritual level. So I will explain
that now. Physically, we know
that lymph… it strengthens
the immune system, and it helps to ward off
virus, disease, and bacteria. The Sanskrit word Ojas
means “bright”. So, someone that has
a good supply of lymph has ojas. And it means their skin is glowing,
eyes are shining, hair is glorious, and there’s a beauty
and glory to their body. And also they
have a capacity to endure more mental
and physical stress. Lymph also
provides food to the embryo through
the umbilical cord, and when it gets
into the different organs and glands
of the body the lymph is
the raw material. And the glands
are the factories. So, in this production
hormons are produced. And these hormones as
we have seen in this channel are necessary enough… Adequate supply of hormones
to enable us to express the feelings or
the propensities of mind. An example
would be a shyness. If I have a shyness,
and there is an inadequate supply
of hormones from my pancreas. I’m not able to express
that feeling. So, the hormones secreted
in the higher glands help us
in our spiritual… Enable us to have
deeper spiritual experiences. Not all of them
are necessarily external. They may be
felt internally. Then also when it enters
into the reproductive organs The spermatozoa and
the ova are produced. Mentally lymph
by the Yogis is known as
food for the brain. Because in those higher
regions of the body the lymph acts as a… it helps to increase
our memory power, our concentration ability
our meditation. Lymph actually goes to make up
the ectoplasmic particles from which our
mind stuff is made of. There was a famous yogi
by the name of Swami Vivekananda and he credited
his extraordinary memory to his ability
to preserve his lymph using it in
the higher glands. So, we also can see, that scientists, who spend
most of their life and they’re using their mind
and intellectual pursuits, they have very few children
very few issues. So, what is
the result of the insufficient amount
of lymph in the body? As I’ve just said
it weakens… it would weaken
our immune system. Doctors have
identified compromised
immune systems as one of the causes
of diseases like HIV, AIDS,
STD diseases. And lymph, for example,
if there’s a lack of lymph in the system like legs,
then this problem of elephantiasis
or swelling of the legs would occur. It’s the cream of cream,
so it strengthens the nerves, the flesh, it purifies
the blood, and also
low sperm count. Infertility was once thought
a problem of the female, but latest research
shows that because of low
sperm count of the male that infertility may
also arise in this case. So if… Why is it important
that we conserve our lymph? Actually excess limp after supplying the the immune
system and the glands it is converted
into semen, and it has to
come out of the body. When lymph is used
in the higher glands and producing those
subtler hormones like melatonin, serotonin. Then those hormones
are utilized in, you know, meditation and
mental pursuits. So in this way it is wise, if we
can preserve lymph for use in the
higher glands and whatever is produced
in the reproductive organs can be used for,
you know, that sacred act
of creating children. So, in this way, how do we
conserve our lymph? We have to
guard against. Today there are
many ways in which we
can lose this converting… then the lymph
is converted into semen through pornography
or bad discussions of impure topics,
excessive sexual activity. The Yogi’s talk about satsanga,
keeping good company. So, these are some
points to note. And also
there are ways and certain yogic
practices that help us to preserve
the lymph. I remember one of
the disciples asked the Master: “Sex is bothering me.
What do I do?” And the Master
kept quiet and then the disciple
again asked my Master: “Oh, this sex is bothering me
what can I do?” And then the master replied:
“Yes, that’s its nature! And your duty is
to deal with it through your spiritual practice
through your thoughts.” So there are certain
yoga exercises that can be done. Although, again,
nothing in extreme. It can be controlled
or utilized, this lymph can be utilized in
a psycho-spiritual way, through meditation,
through the yoga asanas, and also eating a sattvic,
vegetarian diet. Because lymph also
is converted into semen when the food
which we eat is non-vegetarian, or too spicy, or onions and garlic,
for example, heating foods. Because in that
breaking down process the lymph is
converted into semen. Consumption
of alcohol. So these are other ways,
you know, stress, these are other ways, in which our lymph
is converted into semen. So, through these methods
I’ve just explained about the meditation,
the static vegetarian diet you will find
all over Asia the temples,
the Buddhist temples, they don’t serve onions
and garlic in the menu because it’s
traditionally known these two foods to heat up
the lower energy centres. So these are some ways
for the male they wear. In this channel you’ve learned
how to use the langota, the male underwear,
which protects the organ, and the Tandava dance,
the vigorous jumping dance. And finally another method
is by after having our bath we apply cooling coconut oil
on the joint hair and we comb them. So these are some
useful yogic practices, that you can learn
in this channel, which are explained
in different videos to help us to conserve the lymph
and use it in the higher glands for spiritual purpose. In this channel also,
we’ve learned the 10 yamas
and niyamas. The universal
moral principles. And the 4th yama
is called Brahmacarya. Brahmacharya in
traditional interpretation meant the
preservation of semen. But our Master has given
a much broader definition and a more
practical definition. “Brahma” – universal
consciousness. “carya” – to hold, to hold, or behold,
or to see, or to treat all beings as
different expressions of universal
consciousness. Plants, animals, humans
even inanimate beings. Because the traditional
interpretation caused an impurity complex
to develop in family people. Because they were unable
to conserve their semen. But the rules for
family life are different than the rules
for celibate life. So, it should not be expected
that family people have to follow
the same rules. And let me be clear here,
that our spiritual progress does not only
depend on this point. Rather in this channel we’ve learnt
so many practices, and all of them put together
ensure our gradual and continual
spiritual progress. So that is important
to remember. Having said that spiritual Giants
whether it is Buddha, or Jesus, or many
great Indian Yogi’s, I’ve mentioned
Swami Vivekananda or Ramakrishna,
Ramana Maharishi, they observed
the brahmacharya. This preservation of semen
to help them to attain higher
spiritual levels. Traditionally societies
all over the world before this
present generation of, say, the last
60-70 years, before that
Brahmacarya, or this preservation
of semen, celibacy, basically celibacy was
observed before marriage because it
was felt that this would produce
very healthy children. So how many
times in a month should sexual
relations be done? My Guru recommends
four times a month. But when it comes
to number of times in the spirit of
conserving that lymph and utilizing it
in higher glands the more self-restraint
the better. In this way we don’t
become susceptible to different diseases
and we don’t lose our spiritual inspiration,
our mental strength, and our health
remains good. So, if it seems difficult,
don’t worry about it. Let it be a very gradual
as you practice your meditation,
your yoga exercises, you follow your
diet and fasting. Because fasting helps
to check the overproduction of lymph from
the food which we eat. So, that’s why monks fast
four times a month, monks and nuns. And family people –
twice a month in our system. So, this is the science
of maintaining celibacy in a very scientific
and rational way. And these are the benefits.
So, I wish that you grow on this path
continuing your practices. And the mind, it has
a desire to create, procreate. There’s creativity
on a physical level, and there’s creativity
on the mental level through the arts, the music,
song, dance, poetry, writing and so on. And finally, there’s creativity
on the spiritual level. Trying to become one moving
towards the state of unending happiness
or limitlessness. Let’s move along that path
keeping these points in mind. And achieve
that noble goal. Thank you.
Namaskar. You

43 Comments

  1. Serapis Jay 117

    February 21, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Namaste 🙏 Thank you.

  2. Meditate with Abhi

    February 21, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Namashkar ! Your videos are so informative 🙂

  3. Chillout Meditation Music

    February 21, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Life is a mystery – mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery. Amit Ray

  4. Abdulrahman Al-Anazi

    February 21, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Sexual retention and fasting are very important!

  5. KAWAII YUKI CHAN

    February 21, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    imagine if someone had a cooking youtube and they said ciao (hello in italian) at the beginning of every video.

  6. Aeson 1

    February 21, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    wait, doesn't semen always take priority to be generated by the body since it is so central to the survival process? as opposed to lymph being used for other purposes first, no matter what the diet or whatever else we do? afaik immunity weakens after too much ejaculating because the body is redirecting sources to replenish the semen and so it is weakened in its other functions (i've had a case where i INSTANTLY felt a cold come on right after ejaculating, maybe because my immunity was barely holding on and there was a signal of – hey, new semen is needed, even if the body has to go in sick mode). unless somehow conscious practices really can make the body shift the focus of its resources, idk

  7. Cristian Bustamante

    February 22, 2020 at 12:04 am

    thank you for your advices, namaskar

  8. Jude

    February 22, 2020 at 12:24 am

    Thank you for your advice, you say monks fast 4 times a month, for how many days each time? Thank you.

  9. Jonny Chaos

    February 22, 2020 at 1:11 am

    I 'm vegan. Was vegetarian for 13 years and always had digestive issues, indigestion mainly. Never have any issues as a vegan.

  10. BoxingLion 777

    February 22, 2020 at 1:38 am

    Amazing timing

  11. Jeremy McGregor

    February 22, 2020 at 1:42 am

    Thank you, God bless🙏🏻✝️🧘🏻‍♀️

  12. Jeremy McGregor

    February 22, 2020 at 1:42 am

    Sincerely appreciate all your videos and knowledge being shared

  13. GalacticGamerX7

    February 22, 2020 at 3:05 am

    US has a water problem that effects the brain👽🥁🛸
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HAagzF6D-nE&list=PLM5eT3r7z1dmUCymBz9xhG1nXd797hNAV&index=16&t=60s

  14. Touch The Universe Productions

    February 22, 2020 at 4:16 am

    Thank you. This is synchroncity in action, my friend. I like the term, sexual transmutation from Napolean Hill's, Think and Grow Rich. Let us transmute the sexual energy into higher, more sublime, subtle forms. Blessings and Love

  15. Filmmaking101

    February 22, 2020 at 6:37 am

    Thank you so much guruji

  16. Vincenzo Petito

    February 22, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Благодарю

  17. Happiness NOW

    February 22, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Great information- I took vows of celibacy 17 years ago and it is true we can get to the point of happiness without the need for companionship or releasing drops… I’m a Buddhist and find this channel one of the best on YouTube. Thank you 🙏🏼 😍

  18. Academy of Immortality

    February 22, 2020 at 11:15 am

    How many times it is wise to have sex? I've heard in cold climates: once a week in winter; once in 2 weeks spring and autumn and once in 3 weeks in the summer. Temperature is a key. What do you think?

  19. fact is stranger then fiction

    February 22, 2020 at 11:47 am

    How do you spell Sanskrit word for bright ? And is there more information about how to become brighten!

  20. Ania Wald

    February 22, 2020 at 11:56 am

    But what about women?

  21. danilo mberile

    February 22, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you sir

  22. Luis Alvear

    February 22, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Helow, i am from Ecuator. Please i would know what is the conection between kundalini's awakening and ojas. I know too, about conection between prana and apana with muladhara. Thanks

  23. Kausalya Bahadur

    February 22, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you.

  24. P. Bhandari

    February 22, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    8:00 13:00

  25. Srytoz

    February 22, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Hey I’ve watched mostly all your videos. But this health expert videos are some of the best. Let him make videos every week about Ayurveda!

  26. Michael Fireborn

    February 23, 2020 at 2:38 am

    I am so delighted to see you sharing this helpful information to the community. One of the greatest and most damaging assumptions of conventional society is our liberal attitudes toward sexual activity and energy.

    Don't get me wrong, everything is perfect and in its right place, that being said, when one sees clearly the damage done by misuse of sexual activity, one wonders oneself how the heck did I ever get caught up in such a mess. Especially in terms of considering oneself a Yogi or seeker of God, addiction to the sense gratification of sexual pleasure is such a hindrance to Divine alignment and instigator of suffering.

    Without getting all preachy and dogmatic let me say this, to each his or her own. All I know is that as a man who previously had a very robust sexual life with women, I have never been happier since taking a personal vow of continence over 5-years ago—including masturbation. Looking back now I really appreciate my journey, it's not like I sat down and just came up with this idea of not having sex anymore. In truth, it was a natural progression of my yoga practice, specifically my diet and daily meditation.

    Each one in his or her own time the Spirit will move you towards the refining measures of your sadhana.

    Thanks again for this video, well done!!!

    Om Shakti!

    -Michael

  27. Raj 16

    February 23, 2020 at 6:58 am

    Nicely explained

  28. Mamunur Rashid

    February 23, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you. Important topic..

  29. Crítico Musical

    February 23, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    The people who disliked this don't understand english language.

  30. Crítico Musical

    February 23, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    What song is that in the end?

  31. Sativa Michaela Richards

    February 23, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Thanks da! Jai!

  32. Rosi Szanyi

    February 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    🙏💜🙏😊The Limps are verry Important,Trampolin using is also Good for the Lyphsystem!I Hier that Colors can help with to much Problems with Sex ,wearing a Light-blue Underwear can help to cool the Fire down!For women not a Problem,but for Mann!Overuse can make ill and takes the Life Energy!For all PEOPLE
    ho have Problems with Meditation 🧘‍♀️ become first meditativ it’s called NADI SHUDDI see Sadhguru Vids.or my Libary.💜👍👍👍🙏🌹

  33. Tuğberk KILIÇ

    February 23, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    All living beings are here to reproduce, this is plain stupid

  34. Aravind J

    February 24, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Please upload more videos on Semen retention, very curious to look SR from a spiritual perspective. Great information ❤️

  35. Harry van Grieken

    February 24, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Can fasting compensate for an active sex drive?

  36. S Chandra

    February 25, 2020 at 6:43 am

    I saw this video and I have many questions to ask. Can I ask them and get the answer?

  37. Sean Harris

    February 25, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Very well explained, thank you! 🙏😇

  38. Stefan Pröls

    February 26, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    I’m a little bewildered how little understanding in regards of the real point of “sexual restrain” in a spiritual process there seems to be. It seems like sometimes when things are too obvious they become invisible…

    In Yoga it is well known that in the Muladhara Chakra there is a kind of energy source, like a battery, that can be charged, discharged, and utilized and many ways. This energy has also been discovered by other spiritual and scientific schools and has been described and used in many ways.

    Qi Gong masters call the area where this energy is stored the tantien and some of them have achieved a remarkable mastery of this energetic center that enables them to do things that look supernatural.

    Wilhelm Reich called it the Orgon energy because he discovered that there is an explosive discharge of this energy during an orgasm. He tried to build chambers that were supposed to reflect that energy back to the human system for the purpose of healing – with a mixed level of success.

    Several contemporary people with extraordinary PSI/PK abilities experience that they use the energy stored in the lower part of their belly for what they are doing.

    In Kundalini Yoga this energy is visualized as Shakti lying dormant in the Muladhara Chakra and is pushed upwards along the Sushumna to the Sahasrara Chakra by a variety of practices.

    In Tantric Mithuna rituals this energy is utilized as it is set free during sexual intercourse.

    There are any number of schools and techniques to utilize this energy, and sexual restrain in the sense of Brahmacharya is one of them. It’s not about wasting semen or lymph, it's about avoiding the more or less futile discharge of the energy stored in the Muladhara Chakra for the purpose of using it for something more rewarding than sexual pleasure.

    The latter is the crux. If you cannot do that and you just build up this energy without being able to use it you create all kinds of problem. So this is a very advanced practice, and trying to do this when you’re not ready for it is a reliable way to develop all kinds of destructive behaviors either towards oneself or to others. A prime example is the catholic church where priests are required to practice celibacy with absolutely no concept at all of how to use this energy of even any sensible purpose just because they consider it a “sin.” And then what happens is that by now the Vatican has payed more then $4 billion to settle for children harmed by sexual abuse…

    Sexual restrain is a very advanced practice and a good indication that one is not ready for it is that one experiences it as “restraint.”

    If you can experience Samadhi, this is a different story. Even from only a single incident in my life when I’ve entered that state, I know that in this state you can experience a kind of bliss that is light-years beyond any orgasm you can imagine. If you can go to that place, you wont have any interest in minuscule pleasures like sex for quite a while. You wont long for any pleasures, because you have literally taken a bath in a sea of pure bliss and it will keep pouring out of you for weeks. In that case sexual restrain wont be any restraint at all. Why waste your time touching human bodies when you can touch something beyond.

    Sexual restrain is for people who can experience Samadhi at least every couple of weeks. Then it is a legit question to ask: why waste your energy for something so miniscule as sex. And then this can be a fruitful practice to utilize that energy in the Muladhara Chakra in the best possible way. But only then. Otherwise this practice is destructive and so many ways.

  39. Sandal Krisztian

    February 27, 2020 at 6:38 am

    I bought the book… The site doesn't work, I sent a message on Facebook, got ignored. Please check your messeges

  40. Lizan Ismail

    February 27, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    I have been following your advice for long time ago, please now we have this epidemic in our country Corona virus, can you make a video how to boose our energy, so at least I can translate it to Kurdish our mother language in Kurdistan/Iraq
    Thank you so much Swami

  41. Danny Wohl

    February 27, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    What is the song at the end of the video?

  42. делай все сам.рф

    February 29, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    hank You Dada. Great video. Inspires.

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