Abstinence for a Celibate

In order to be a Brahmachari – person who observes continence – one should abstain from the following: talking to and hearing about women, looking at them, lewd talk, indecent jokes and touching women.

  1. Do not look at a woman with lust.

  2. Do not touch a woman with an idea of sex in mind.

  3. Do not freely indulge in play and sports with women.

  4. Do not indulge in talking about their beauty or listening to such talk.

  5. Do not sit in a solitary place with a woman.

  6. Do not think of a woman with a lustful idea.

  7. Do not even think of sexual intercourse with a woman not to speak of actually having it.