- the stage of life of the student, entailing study of the Vedas and complete celibacy, usually lasting for twelve years.
Origin of brahmacharya
From the Sanskrit word brahmacarya
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Examples from the Web for brahmacharya
Influenced by the Hindu notion of “brahmacharya” (morally guided celibacy) Gandhi gave up sex in his mid-thirties.Aravind Adiga on Gandhi's Forgotten Legacy of Manliness
April 13, 2011
If the observance of Brahmacharya should mean the ruin of the world, why should we regret it?A Guide to Health
Leading a Brahmacharya mode of life and observing sacred vows, one should bathe in the lakes of Rama.
Leading a Brahmacharya mode of life and with concentrated soul, one should proceed next to the tirtha called Kapila.
One should next proceed to Brahmavarta, with concentrated soul and practising the Brahmacharya vows.
With subdued senses and leading a Brahmacharya mode of life, one should next proceed to Kanyasrama.