Sexual energy and Self-realization
by Swami Sivananda
by Swami Sivananda
Sexual energy is the real vitality in men. It is the hidden treasure in man. It imparts Brahma-Tejas to the face and strength to the intellect.
Sexual energy is the essence of life, thought, intelligence and consciousness.Therefore, preserve this energy very, very carefully.
Sexual energy nourishes the physical body, the heart and the intellect. Only that man who uses the physical body, the heart and the intellect can have perfect Brahmacharya (chastity, preserve and transform the sexual energy to ojas y tejas). Until to dissolve the desire for sexual pleasure from our chitta and succeed in deep meditation, in order to avoid loss of sexual energy is necessary to practice and develop all aspects of our personality; viz. body, prana, heart, mind and intellect.
Meditation, concentration, self-enquiry, study, reflection, contemplation develop the mind and intellect, devotion, kirtan, praises, prayers develop the heart and hatha yoga asanas, pranayama, body exercises like walking, jogging, sports train the body and prana.. There are also special asanas and pranayama for transformation of sexual energy.
But the most importance of all is to eliminate the desire for sexual pleasure and pleasure in general. Is the desire that makes the sexual energy flow downwards and outwards. Sexual thoughts and sexual emotional impulses activate immediately the sexual energy and due to the memory of orgasmic experience impel the energy to flow outwards. Thus as long as passion and lust exist in our mind it is impossible to avoid loss of sexual energy and especially semen for men.
Desirelessness, dispassion and deep meditation are necessary in order to be able to transform the sexual energy completely.
Without chastity and sublimation of sexual energy Self-realization is impossible.