Sub : MESSAGE TO STUDENTS-13 : -
Sri Swami Chidananda
(Lecture delivered by Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj at the 1st Zonal Orissa Divine Life Conference at Khurda Road on 1st December 1974)
Ref : PRESENT VIOLENT CAMPUS POLITICS IN BHARATHAM : -
Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
*REQUEST ALL STUDENTS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS MUST READ THIS TOPIC
**IT IS URGENT IMPORTANCE IN THE PRESENT SITUATION OF THE NATION
13. What is Brahmacharya? -Continued
In those days they regarded human life as being hundred years in span.
But who lives for hundred years now-a-days?
The life span has become shortened.
In these first 25 years one must lead the student’s life.
By the time the engineering students, medical students, law students finish their degree, they are 23, 24 and therefore Brahmacharya Ashrama means till age 24.
You can regard Grihastha Ashrama from 24 to 45 and Vanaprastha from 45 to 60.
After 60 one must take Sannyasa.
Now we are not concerned with the second, third and fourth Ashramas, but with Brahmacharya Ashrama, the most important stage, because upon this depend the three other Ashramas.
If the Brahmacharya Ashrama is properly lived he will become an ideal Grihasthi.
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To be continued...