The first (student) ashrama in Hindu culture in which a person is dedicated to the quest for self-realization.(noun)
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Use "brahmacharya" in a sentence
"While traditionally this age is a prescription for study, discipline and strict celibacy, brahmacharya in a broader context, and well beyond youth, means self-control or self-restraint in our dealings with the many distractions of our daily lives, be they physical, emotional or mental."
"This very long list of positive qualities that support dharma, and, in turn, a spiritual life and spiritual evolution, have been efficiently boiled down by Hindu seekers far wiser than I, to three foundational values: truth (satya), non-hurting (ahimsa), and self-control or self-restraint (brahmacharya)."
"And by "trivial", I mean, like, say, how many calories I ate that day (easy, because I never give into the "baser" urges, such as the urge to overindulge in food, given my yoga-dictated practice of "brahmacharya", loosely translated from Sanskrit as "self-restraint" and often associated with the restraint of sexual urges)."