Brahmacharyya

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.2.78.3389 Practising the Brahmacharyya mode of life for this period, they will return in anger and to our great grief take the amplest vengeance on their foes.
Mbh.3.275.13343 And when after having gone through the Brahmacharyya vows the princes were married, king Dasaratha became happy and highly pleased.
Mbh.6.12.651 In all these islands, O king, Brahmacharyya, truth, and self-control of the dwellers, as also their health and periods of life, are in the ratio of one to two as the islands are more and more remote northwards.
Mbh.6.14.705 What became of my sons, O Sanjaya, when they were deprived of the mighty Bhishma who was like unto a celestial, and who led life of Brahmacharyya for the sake of his father
Mbh.12.191.11469 Those men of wisdom who with vows and observant of Brahmacharyya listen with veneration to the instructions of preceptors, succeed in knowing the ends reserved for all classes of men.
Mbh.12.192.11499 Without seeking the companionship of other people's wives, the man of wisdom who seeks his own wife in her season acquires the merit of Brahmacharyya.
Mbh.12.326.20728 By practising penances and dutifully serving his preceptor and observing the duties of Brahmacharyya, O puissant one, he should pay off the debt he owes to the deities and the Pitris, and cast off all malice.
Mbh.12.326.20734 Suka said, If one succeeds in attaining to an understanding cleansed by study of the scriptures and to true conceptions of all things, and if the heart succeeds in freeing itself permanently from the effects of all pairs of opposites, is it still necessary for such a person to adopt, one after another, the three modes of life called Brahmacharyya, Garhastya, and Vanaprastha?
Mbh.12.326.20745 That man who, through penances performed in course of many births, succeeds in obtaining a cleansed mind and understanding and soul, certainly becomes able to attain to Emancipation in a new birth in even the very first mode viz, Brahmacharyya
Mbh.13.14.957 O Janarddana, it was here that the deities with all the Rishis, in days of yore, gratified that foremost of deities by their penances and Brahmacharyya and truth and self-restraint, and succeeded in obtaining the fruition of many high desires.
Mbh.13.17.2775 Krishna continued, That person, O Partha, who recites this hymn with a pure heart observing the vow of Brahmacharyya, and with his senses under control, regularly for one whole year, succeeds in obtaining the fruits of a horse-sacrifice.
Mbh.13.20.3145 The lady said, I have since my maidenhood, adopted the vow of Brahmacharyya.
Mbh.13.22.3228 Yudhishthira said, If Brahmanas observant of the vow of Brahmacharyya in this world solicit the offerings one makes unto one's deceased ancestors in Sraddhas I ask, can the Sraddha be regarded well-performed, if the performer actually makes over those offerings unto such Brahmanas.
Mbh.13.22.3229 Bhishma said, If, having practised the vow of Brahmacharyya for the prescribed period of twelve years and acquired proficiency in the Vedas and their branches, a Brahmana himself solicits the offering made in Sraddhas and eats the same, he is regarded to fall away from his vow.
Mbh.13.22.3236 Those foolish men who do give unto a Brahmana observant of the vow of Brahmacharyya the offerings made in Sraddhas unto one's deceased ancestors, have to go, O monarch into regions of great misery'
Mbh.13.22.3237 Yudhishthira said, Tell me, O grandsire, what is superior to Brahmacharyya?
Mbh.13.22.3240 Bhishma said, I tell thee, O son, that abstention from honey and meat is even superior to Brahmacharyya.
Mbh.13.25.3443 If a person, subduing his wrath and observing the vow of Brahmacharyya for three days, bathes in the river Vipasa at the retreat called Kalika, he is sure to succeed in transcending the obligation of rebirth.
Mbh.13.26.3537 That end which a creature is capable of attaining by penances, by Brahmacharyya, by sacrifices, or by practising renunciation, one is sure to attain by only living by the side of the Bhagirathi and bathing in its sacred waters.
Mbh.13.29.3756 Matanga said, I have passed these thousand years, standing on one foot, in deep meditation, observing of the vow of Brahmacharyya.
Mbh.13.30.3896 Endued with great intelligence, Gritsamada become a regenerate Rishi in the observance of Brahmacharyya.
Mbh.13.31.3929 I worship them that have become irresistible by studying the Vedas, that are eloquent in discoursing on the scriptures, that are observant of the vow of Brahmacharyya, and that are always devoted to the duties of officiating at the sacrifices of others and of teaching disciples.
Mbh.14.18.606 Regarding this, I shall tell thee those acts by which Jiva, O best of men, while coursing through a repeated round of re-births, becomes happy, Gifts, observances of austerity, Brahmacharyya, bearing Brahman according to the ordinances laid down, self-restraint, tranquillity, compassion for all creatures, restraint of passions, abstentions from cruelty as also from appropriating what belongs to others, refraining from doing even mentally all acts that are false and injurious to living creatures on the Earth, reverently serving mother and father, honouring deities and guests, worship of preceptors, pity, purity, constant restraint of all organs, and causing of all good acts, are said to constitute the conduct of the good.
Mbh.14.26.1040 Brahmacharyya is even so subtle, as understood by the wise.
Mbh.14.38.1515 Confidence, modesty, forgiveness, renunciation, purity, absence of laziness, absence of cruelty, absence of delusion, compassion to all creatures, absence of the disposition to calumniate, exultation, satisfaction, rapture, humility, good behaviour, purity in all acts having for their object the attainment of tranquillity, righteous understanding, emancipation from attachments, indifference, Brahmacharyya, complete renunciation, freedom from the idea of meum, freedom from expectations, unbroken observance of righteousness, belief that gifts are vain, sacrifices are vain, study is vain, vows are vain, acceptance of gifts is vain, observance of duties is vain, and penances are vain, those Brahmanas in this world, whose conduct is marked by these virtues, who adhere to righteousness, who abide in the Vedas, are said to be wise and possessed of correctness of vision.
Mbh.14.46.1948 Abstention from harm, Brahmacharyya, truth, simplicity, freedom from wrath, freedom from decrying others, self-restraint, and habitual freedom from backbiting: these eight vows, with senses restrained, he should steadily pursue.
Mbh.14.53.2391 O foremost of regenerate ones, I know that thou hast observed the rules of Brahmacharyya from the days of thy infancy.
Mbh.14.90.4184 For thy Brahmacharyya, thy gifts, thy sacrifices, thy penances, and thy acts of piety done with a pure heart, go thou to Heaven.
Mbh.14.91.4288 Even such gifts, as also compassion to all creatures, and Brahmacharyya, truthfulness of speech and kindness, and fortitude, and forgiveness, constitute the eternal foundations of Righteousness which itself is eternal.
Mbh.14.92.4344 We should adore the deities, practising Brahmacharyya by lawful means.
Mbh.14.92.4345 Completing the period of Brahmacharyya we have come out of our abode, observing lawful methods.
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Jijith Nadumuri Ravi
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Reference:- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli; Source of Plain Text: www.sacred-texts.com; Wikified at AncientVoice.

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