The True Meaning Of Brahmacharya
Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 14 (1978 - 80)
Topic - Excerpt from Divine Discourse
You all know that Hanumaan is described as the Eternal Brahmachaari (bachelor). He was married to Sri Vathsala, yet he earned that description. How? Brahmaachaari means ‘He who moves in Brahman.’ Hanumaan had no other thought than Raama (who is Brahman) and so was ever moving in Brahman, living in Brahman. Your thoughts, feelings, desires and activities must all move in Brahman (the Universal Absolute). That is to say, whatever is spoken, whatever is seen, must be congnised as Brahman. That is the real Brahmacharya stage, not merely observing certain disciplines to control the senses and the mind.