n. In Hindu tradition, signifies not only the first of four stages of life but also the first of five virtues in Raja-Yoga: that of chastity. In an attitude of continence, a person willingly accepts a life of self-imposed celibacy before puberty and for nearly two decades. See Hinduism.
BRAHMACHARYA: "Spiritual cleansing is a very important part of Hindu culture, and the Brahmacharya is part of that sacred path."
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