Do you know celibacy is the king of the body and an extract of the entire living body? A person practicing celibacy maintains good health and also gains good spiritual strength. Such people experience happiness and peace within. They are contented and blissful. They have a wonderful mind that exhibits great courage, memory, intuition and confidence in life! They are able to keep their vows and commitments with ease and are capable to progress in every direction.

How do I know all this?...
Not sure if you’ve heard about Akram Vignan!
Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan revealed this spiritual science called Akram Vignan before the world, which offers a step-less path to Self-realization. Currently, Pujya Deepakbhai is the Living Akram Gnani, who with the blessings of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, has been instrumental in spreading this knowledge of Akram Vignan throughout the world.

Akram path is a very different path. People here practice celibacy not only through body but through their mind, body and speech as a whole. Even those who are already into a married relationship can choose to be a celibate, if they so desire; based on the way shown to them by the Akram Gnani.
Practice celibacy, but with the right understanding!

Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan says, “In this day and age, people are not hungry for love; they are hungry for sex. Those who are hungry for love will not mind if they don’t have sex at all. Sita and Ramchandraji were married. When Sita was abducted, Rama's mind was in Sita and Sita's mind was in Rama. They didn’t have sex for fourteen years; yet they remained in each other’s mind. This is called marriage. All the highly evolved souls such as Rama-Sita had control over their passions.”

Nature has accepted relation between a husband and a wife.
In Akram Vignan, sexual relation with your wife is considered celibacy. But this has to be with a discriminative understanding; and all your inclinations and impulses of sexual nature towards anyone other than your wife must not exist.

“This, for this era”, says Dadashri, “I define as celibacy. Why? It is because one remains within one’s bounds of rightful sexuality. There is no problem, provided this relationship does not give rise to desires for illicit sexual gratification. Rightful sex would not result in demerit karmas whereas there are innumerable demerit karmas in illicit sex. Such a married celibate eventually does understand that sex with even his wife is a grave mistake and he will let go of the right of sex with wife.”

Our ‘intent’ is the main thing!
If you are keen you want to be a celibate, harness a strong, stronger, strongest intent in favour of celibacy.

For those having an intention to be a celibate while already in a marital relationship, Param Pujya Dadashri’s advice is, “I do not say anything to the external sexual activity. But internally mind, intellect, consciousness and ego should remain in celibacy. And if mind, intellect, consciousness and ego turn towards celibacy, then the external sexuality will shed off automatically. So, turn your mind, intellect, consciousness and ego. My given principles are such that these four things do turn towards celibacy for sure.”

Lord Krishna is an awesome example to illustrate the above. Vasudev Lord Krishna had several wives, but yet he was known to be a Naishtik Brahmachari because while in relationship with thousands of wives, he had a constant inner intent of devotion and sincerity towards celibacy.

The Science of Karma
Suppose a man steals a wallet today owing to whatever circumstances, but in his heart if he has a genuine intent that, “I really don’t want to steal”, then in his next birth, he will certainly not steal. Similarly, while in a marital relationship, if your intent in this birth is pure that ‘I want to be a celibate’, then in your next birth, you will certainly become a pure celibate.

For those who are not married and wish to be a celibate…
Dadashri emphasizes, ‘you must have a firm decision of remaining a celibate; a firm decision of being free from all the entanglements of the world. Such people, with the help of Akram Vignan, can fulfil their goal of human life.’

The uninterrupted pure celibacy (Brahmacharya) maintained through thoughts, speech as well as actions is a prerequisite for ultimate liberation (moksha). It stations one in the supreme bliss of the Self. In this era of Kaliyug this amazing feat is indeed possible through ‘Akram Vignan’!

On the Akram (step-less) Path, once the Gnani Purush gives you Self-Realization, you realize that ‘I am a Pure Soul and I am separate from this body, speech and mind.’ And having been convinced of the benefits of brahmacharya / celibacy, you could then try to remain in the continued nearness and grace of Gnani Purush, and with his help persevere to be free from the minutest element of sexuality that may arise in mind, speech or body. Gnani remains with you until you attain total brahmacharya and wades you through all kinds of temptations, pitfalls and obstructions that may arise on the path of celibacy.

If this interests you, I would suggest you read the book named “Brahmacharya: Celibacy with Understanding” which is freely available on And you could also look forward to meeting Pujya Deepakbhai if you have any further questions regarding this path…

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Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.