is not merely a control of sex impulse....
Brahma aacharya is Brahmacharya. The person who follows the Brahma thathwa in maintaining the discipline of body and mind is a Brahmachari. A Brahma aachari alone can know the Brahmaswa of the aathman through meditation.
Prasnopanishad says: "Here is Brahmana wherein the master clearly points out that no upasana is possible or spiritual perfection practicable without austerity, Brahmacharya or celibacy and faith". Certainly, in these days, over-indulgence, sensuousness and lack of faith, these conditions would read as almost a list of impossible terms for a human personality to follow. In fact, if we understand the importance of these three terms in their perspective, we shall find a complete and satisfactory intellectual appeal to accept and justify the scriptural insistence upon these three conditions.
Brahmacharya is not merely a control of sex impulse, as people generally understand. The man who follows the Brahma thathwa, the man who has realized the brahma jnana, who follows the principle of the Brahma, is a Brahmachari. He uses everything according to the requirements of the aathman. When the panchendriyas function, as they should, the mana and the thought function according to the requirements, and the purity of thoughts is maintained, the aathman functions as it should for the sharira and the mana. Such a person is called a Brahmachari. Maharishis and Munis also use their panchendriyas, knowingly and religiously and only conforming to the requirements of the aathman. This implies that one should eat only what is the required for the aathman, listen only to what is necessary for the aathman, and see only what is required for the aathman. Brahmacharya does not mean to negate something from you. This may create suppression or imbalance. At the thought level one should be a Brahmachari. One who gets tempted at the sight of food is not a Brahmachari. The one who realizes what he wants and acts accordingly is a Brahmachari.
Austerity does not merely mean self-denial or forced
self-restraint, but it insists upon a constant output of
intelligent effort in curbing the flesh from all its ruinous
tendencies to suicidal excesses.
The celibacy or Brahmacharya means more than the control of sex act. It includes
in its point of view a mental control at the very source of all gross and
dissipating thought eruptions.
A person, who abstains from the act of sex, even if has thoughts of such acts in various manners, he will break the Brahmacharya. Importance has been given to abstain even from the thoughts of sexual activities as this act/Kaama, is the prime cause of krodha and lobha i.e.; anger and greed. Kaama, krodha, moha and lobha ( lust, anger, desire and greed) are the negative thoughts leading us to all our negative actions and therefore negative results thereby creation of negative "samskaara". Brahmacharya means abstinence from the negative imbalanced perverted thoughts and actions.
Do things in the righteous manner realizing the needs of such actions and not for fulfillment of desirous activities of the panchendriyas. Realize the karma of panchendriyas and a person who executes such karmas in the right way through the indriyas and mana (mind) is a Brahmachari.
This is attributed to:
2. Sleep pattern
3. Mental and physical control
4. Keeping all the thoughts to limited and positive means.
6. Non-indulgence of thoughts and acts in criminal, perverted and corrupt activities.
7. Enlightenment and enrichment of Wisdom through meditational practices.
9. Service to all living beings.
10. Living in detachment.
11. Leading others into righteous paths of life.
12. Practicing healthy activities to mind, body and spirit.
He who has attained the above only is the right Brahmachari. Only a Brahmachari has the authority to do upasana to the Guru and thereby attain moksha (liberation) and reach the Hiranyagarbha.