Passion has two important aspects in life. One, your ultimate purpose of life and the other sex. Emotion of sex is most powerful. we can conserve and channelize it to fulfill our purpose. Osho has written a very wonderful book “Sex To Samadhi” (supreme bliss). Having read this book, my perspective towards sex changed altogether. Although on reading the title of the book, the impression that one gets is that Osho is advocating sex, but NO, what he is actually advocating is to channel the sex energy to achieve the supreme bliss. The purpose of Tantra Vidya is also the same.
Here my intention is a little different. First of all, let us understand what sexual energy is all about and where it resides in our bodies. Sexual energy is at the root of our sexual organs, in the form of semen in men and in the form of eggs in women. What food we eat, what we drink, and pranic nourishment through panchtatva (Earth, Water, Sun, Air and Space) is used to build, repair and preserve our bodily strength. However, the essence and purest of everything is converted into semen and eggs because procreation is one of the main objectives of nature. We can observe this fact in fruits as well. The sweet and tasty stuff around the seeds exists to protect and nourish the seeds. That is the reason why, in ancient Indian wisdom literature, the preservation of semen is emphasized so much upon.
The human life is divided into four ashrams, namely,
I. Brahmcharya ashram (from birth to twenty five years of age)
II. Grahastha ashram (from twenty five years of age to fifty)
III. Vanaprastha ashram (from fifty years of age to seventy five, where one fully indulges in social service or pursues one’s passions)
IV. Sanyas ashram (from seventy five years of age to hundred)
It has been suggested that in Brahmcharya ashram, till the age of twenty five, one must avoid all sexual conduct and focus all energies on studies and learning in order to build a great life.
In the Grahastha ashram, the sole purpose of the sexual conduct, between a husband and wife, is to procreate. Once a disciple asked his master: How often or frequently one must have sex ? The learned master replied: Only when one wants a child! The disciple again inquired: What if it is not enough? The master replied: Once a year. The disciple once again asked: What if even that is not enough? The master said: Once in three to six months or once a month. Even now the disciple appeared dissatisfied and wanted to speak again and ask more. So, the learned master said: You must carry a shroud (kafan or a piece of cloth to cover a dead body) and do as you please.
Tantra vidya is an art of indulging in sexual pleasures without ejaculations and preserving the semen for higher attainments called (siddhis). Yoga too is a science of uplifting sexual energy, for the attainment of supreme bliss through kundalini jagran, without indulging in sexual practices, i.e. while being a Brahmachari.
Here my purpose is not to teach you either tantra vidya or yogic sciences to awaken kundalini, though these are useful practices and have been practiced by many great Indian leaders and spiritual scientists for the attainment of higher objectives. Here I am just willing to share some of the simple and useful tips from my research and experience. However, before I proceed, let me ask you a few questions.
•Do you want to awaken the genius in your children?
•Do you want to save your children from deadly diseases?
•Do you want to double, triple, or increase your energy by many folds 24×7?
•Do you want to have a sound sleep?
•Do you want to do something, at your level, to bring an end to all sorts of sexual misconduct in the society? Every minute a rape or an assault is reported in offices and even at our homes!
•Do you want to resolve all sorts of sex problems, for which people go to “neem-hakeems”, and have a good sex life?
If the answer to any of the above questions is in “Yes”, I would like to share with you one of the six secrets of ultimate living, the S.O.U.L., which is one of the flagship programs that I conduct in Hastinapur one of the historical places in Delhi-NCR.
This practice has been taught by all the 24 teerthankars, Adinath to Mahaveer to all the people living in households aged 6 months and above.
There are six Jain Sutras, of “Swasth Ji-van”, which help us preserve and channel sex energy for greater well-being. “Swasth” is not the literal translation of “Being healthy” but far more than that. Swasth is one who is comfortable with oneself in body and mind, can stay and enjoy with one’s own self, and never feels lonely.
The Six Sutras of “Swasth Jivan”:
I. Stop consuming all animal and dairy products, i.e., meat, milk, curd, whey, buttermilk, ghee, all the dairy products and its by-products. Reduce the consumption of oil, sugar and salt to the minimum. Whole plants based foods are the best. Famous and research based China study diet also suggest the same.
II. Stop eating when your hunger is a little less than satiated. Never over eat!
III. In your meal, the food should be of a very few varieties. Prepare as few dishes as possible. One dish at a time is the best.
IV. Stop all eating immediately in case of any health crisis, like fever, cough and cold, vomiting, and all kinds of pain.
V. Always sleep right.
VI. Love your body and take utmost care of it.
First of all, let’s talk about dairy products. Milk (and its by-products) is a Viagra. Milk is for their kids not for you and your kids. Animals grow very fast and procreate. When human beings take any animal’s milk, their sex appeal, sex drive and sex desire also increases before time due to this, females experience menses before teenage, and many even before the age of 9 years. Boys and girls frequently talk about sex and watch pornography. Though they are not indulging in physical sex, their thoughts start to continuously revolve around the subject and subsequently their body starts responding to each and every such thought.
Milk diet adds fuel to fire. Most of the youngsters get used to discharging their semen even without sexual contact and even start experiencing nightfall, not to speak of masturbation.
My main concern here is that milk is responsible for unrestrained sex emotions and loss of potential sex energy. At times the urge is so high that people seem to forget what is right and what is wrong. Right from teenager boys to senior citizens, people indulge in sexual misconduct, even within their family.
If you nurture a child only on his mother’s milk and after that on fruits, vegetables and whole cereals, grains and nuts, the child will grow healthy and will be able to practice brahmacharya and preserve potential sexual energy in the form of semen for greater success in life, i.e., better health, better emotional strength, better concentration, and better memory. He will not indulge in sexual misconduct easily. Even an adult will be more faithful towards his spouse.
Most of the sex related issues will be solved and their relationships will improve.
I have seen a number of yogis, saints and brahmacharies uncomfortable with their sexual desires. I always ask them to immediately stop taking milk and its products and gauge the results. Other-wise even a person like Gandhiji struggled a lot to break free from such impulses.
There’s an age old saying: “As the food, so is the mind”.
People are very fond of milk for centuries so it is very difficult for them to get rid of this habit it can be done by replacing animal milk with soy milk and milk of almonds which is very nutritious and healthy.
In order to preserve and channelize sex energy, the right way to sleep is also very essential. In ancient Indian cultures, it was called “yognidra”. The modern medical science also lays too much emphasis on a sleep which is sound and without dreams, as it energies the body at fast rate.
Now, in order to have a good night sleep, there are some do’s and don’ts which are as follows:
• No television before sleep but you can have green tea.
• In summers take a bath before sleep.
• In winters soak your feet in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse them with cold sponge before sleep.
• Lay on the bed on your back without pillow, feet one and a half foot apart, hands six inches apart from the body.
• Allow your body to relax.
• Auto-suggest your each and every part of your body from head to toe to relax.
• This is the posture of your “yognidra”.
• If you can remain in this posture for 10 to 15 minutes, it will relax your body completely.
• If you can sleep in this posture, this is the best posture for it.
• However, this posture will be difficult for a few people. Such people may turn on their left side taking care that their genitals are free and do not press against the bed, which is the second best way.
• In no case one must sleep on your stomach.
• And finally never fall asleep with your head in the North.
So, these are some of the gentle ways to safeguard your sexual energy from destruction, which then can be harnessed into action and finally you may be able to achieve great accomplishments.