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Great Spiritual, Physical & Mental Benefits From Semen Retention (Celibacy) And Mental Emptiness! - My Experience And Thoughts

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I just remembered something important which I forgot to mention. This practice along with the bliss has brought to me an inner peace which has made me almost incapable of experiencing any negative emotion like hate or anger. Instead of hate I often feel compassion or pity and I no longer feel the need to get angry. The moments which I feel angry are very rare and when I do feel it, it is very mild and disappears quickly. It is not the sort of anger that makes you "boil".

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Now take advantage of this and get into meditation.

What was your trick for sexual desires? I generally just let my go on in my head without trying to attach to it. I know there's other tricks but I gotta practice those.

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congrats safi, that all sounds awesome, i second malikshreds' advice to pursue meditation as deeply as you can

 

blessings!

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Safi, i feel like you described exactly what I have experienced over the past few months... Its been more than hundred days for me I think... but I have stopped counting...

 

Have you had nocturnal emissions during this time?

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Errr...... I have no idea what you are doing but I feel absolutely no difference after I ejaculate.

 

.... which is a good thing, cause I like ejaculating.

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Great post safi. Glad to hear others are experiencing the benefits of this practice.

 

My 2 cents, Peace

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Now take advantage of this and get into meditation.

What was your trick for sexual desires? I generally just let my go on in my head without trying to attach to it. I know there's other tricks but I gotta practice those.

 

I simply view the thoughts as something seperate from myself and ignore them. Let me explain... according to taoism and pretty much all other religions, you are not your body, you are the "entity" (tao) "inhabiting" it. This entity (us) is sexless, therefore sex desire can only bother you if you identify with the body. I view my body as a machine with which I can realize my true self. With practice your sexual thoughts wil start to reduce and will not be as strong.

 

 

Safi, i feel like you described exactly what I have experienced over the past few months... Its been more than hundred days for me I think... but I have stopped counting...

 

Have you had nocturnal emissions during this time?

 

That's very interesting to hear.

 

It's a good thing you mentioned nocturnal emissions. I can't believe I forgot to mention this important subject in my post. Before starting with the practice I had never experienced a wet dream. That's probably because I masturbated too frequently to build up any excess semen for them. My first wet dream happened after about a month of celibacy and then I kept on having wet dreams 3-4 times a month, but one should know that the emission is not as large and dense as the emission that comes out from masturbation. I'm saying this because people might think that all the semen that is preserved is lost in nocturnal emissions. This is certainly not the case!

 

Also, nocturnal emissions are decreasing with my progress. Last month I only had 2 instead of 3-4 and the density of the emissions was lower. Another important thing to know is that wet dreams don't have the same debilitating effect on me as masturbation. I'm not saying that they are a good thing but the energy drain is certainly much lower with wet dreams.

 

Errr...... I have no idea what you are doing but I feel absolutely no difference after I ejaculate.

 

.... which is a good thing, cause I like ejaculating.

 

Maybe you masturbate and come way to quickly before giving your body a chance to "build up". If you really want to feel the difference abstain for about a month, find a porn video or something that arouses you and start pleasuring yourself until you get very aroused. Do this for at least 15 minutes until you reach a very high stage of sexual arousal, and then ejaculate. The debilitating effect will certainly be noticable then. Naturally the pleasure will be much greater as well so make sure you focus on the health of your body instead of the orgasm.

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Well it just doesn't sound natural at all to me.

Repression can't be good and young men ( you are a young man aren't you) are physically and psychologically disposed to be out and about reproducing with all the attendant fun.

Still, each to their own.

Regular sex is the best cure ever for acne though.

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Well it just doesn't sound natural at all to me.

Repression can't be good and young men ( you are a young man aren't you) are physically and psychologically disposed to be out and about reproducing with all the attendant fun.

Still, each to their own.

Regular sex is the best cure ever for acne though.

 

You call it repression, I call it self-control.

 

Your argument is based on the assumption that sex is a need, and not just a means to procreate. I disagree with that notion. We live in a very oversexualized society. Women dress provocatively and sexually arousing material is everywhere. If our society wasn't so sexualized, I think humans wouldn't give sex that much importance.

 

As for the part about acne... my experience has been the opposite, but I won't argue with you on that since it might be a coincidence. I'm pretty sure though, that most of the other benefits are linked to celibacy.

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Well whatever floats anybody's boat is fine by me safi and good luck to you if that's what suits you right now.

It would be a sad old world if we all thought the same and the more celibates there are the greater, statistically; the options for those with other interests.

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Well whatever floats anybody's boat is fine by me safi and good luck to you if that's what suits you right now.

It would be a sad old world if we all thought the same and the more celibates there are the greater, statistically; the options for those with other interests.

 

 

GMP, did you try celibacy and cultivation together? Interested to know your experience of it.

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Ah, you never tried it! Got it, thanks.

 

I used the word celibacy but actually it's just retention that is the issue a lot are experimenting with, and this of course can be practised with Karezza type sexual contact.. tantric sex doesnt have to involve ejaculation.. but its still quite definitely not 'being celibate.'

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Thanks Grandmaster.

 

Back to the subject...

 

Another benefit which I forgot to mention is:

 

Sensitivity

 

I'm much more aware of the energy and condition of my body. About 2 weeks ago I had an experience which was bad for my energy but it taught me something important. I was watching TV and found an erotic movie. Normally I would ignore it, but this time I took a little interest in it and the minute I did take that interest I could feel my energy being lost as my body was preparing itself for sex. It wasn't a big loss compared to the loss caused by ejacuation but it was a loss of energy nonetheless. It's no wonder the ancients placed a lot of importance on the mind. Just by thinking about something you can lose energy.

 

 

In my original post I talked about a sharper mind as well. I wish to elaborate more on this. Before starting this I procrastinated a lot! I just couldn't get anything done. Now, my procrastination has disappeared completely. Looking back I understand why I was a procrastinator. My body was always looking for a "high" and I couldn't do anything for a long time, but now, due to celibacy, my energy is constant and ever-increasing.

 

From the day I was born to the day before I started practicing celibacy, I read maybe 50 books in total. In these few months of practice I read more than 100 books and 100s if not 1000s of articles.

 

My mind and motivation have improved a lot.

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What a great story. I experienced the same thing. Brahmacharya is the way to go. I can confirm that my eyesight also improved. Everything that safi has said I agree with. Anyone who doubts, should try for himself and see the benefits. The inner calm was also very profound for me as well. It is like an inner peace that is so powerfull that it overcomes everything.

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Thanks for the comments.

 

Another important thing that I forgot to mention is that my heart rate has gotten much slower. We have a blood pressure device (not for me) at home and it measures your heart rate as well. My average heart rate was around 65 before I started the practice. Now it's normally around 50 and it's not uncommon to go below 50 over 40.

 

I have read that advanced practicioners reach a stage where their heart beat actually stops completely, so I think I'm on the right track.

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You know before I created this thread I experienced something else for a few seconds, but I didn't mention it because I wasn't sure if it was something internal or external. A few days ago it happened again and this time, it lasted longer, about 20 seconds, which was enough time for me to determine that it was coming from my body.

 

The experience consisted of hearing a ticking sound, like a clock inside of me. It was weird because it sounded like there was a machine inside of my body. I wonder what it was.

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This is really interesting, I have so far thought that it would be nearly impossible to do this without a practice that converts the sexual energy into spiritual. It seems that it happens on its own atleast partly. I'm giving serious thought to this, it could help people with cronic fatique syndrome such as myself :P

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It is called the Anahada Nada.

You know before I created this thread I experienced something else for a few seconds, but I didn't mention it because I wasn't sure if it was something internal or external. A few days ago it happened again and this time, it lasted longer, about 20 seconds, which was enough time for me to determine that it was coming from my body.

 

The experience consisted of hearing a ticking sound, like a clock inside of me. It was weird because it sounded like there was a machine inside of my body. I wonder what it was.

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This is really interesting, I have so far thought that it would be nearly impossible to do this without a practice that converts the sexual energy into spiritual. It seems that it happens on its own atleast partly. I'm giving serious thought to this, it could help people with cronic fatique syndrome such as myself :P

 

Thanks but I am practicing something: mental emptiness

 

I remember when I read the yoga sutras by patanjali there was a line in the begining where he said that the goal of yoga is the cessation of thoughts. That line stuck in my mind.

 

It is called the Anahada Nada.

 

Thanks a lot for this information, Digitalyogi. I read about "nadas" before but I don't remember reading about one sounding like a clock. Also, I searched the term and couldn't find much relevant information on it. Did you experience this sound as well? Or did you read about it? If you did can you please share the source? In your other post you said that you experienced the same things. Did you experience anything else which I didn't mention? I would be nice if there was someone more advanced than me in this practice.

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The nada is different for everyoneone. Some people report hearing drums, some whistles, some crickets. At least that is what I have read. I did have experience before of hearing a buzzing.

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