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They were Brahmacharya (Celibacy), Garhastha (householder), Banprastha (Life in forest) and Sanyas (Complete renunciation). That was the way to the realization of God or Moksa (liberation).
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Thrill of the chaste: The truth about Gandhi's intimate life
At the age of 38, in 1906, he took a vow of brahmacharya, which meant living a spiritual life but is normally referred to as chastity, without which such a life is deemed impossible by Hindus. Gandhi found it easy to embrace poverty. ...
Gender bias in temples as old as the walls around them
Why were temples built in India? They did not always exist. Before temples, people worshipped rocks and rivers and stars: Kumbh Mela is a classic example of Hindu ritual that does not involve any artificial structure.
Gandhi's struggles with Brahmacharya
In his book, “Brahmacharya, Gandhi and His Women Associates,” Girija Kumar (2006) has provided a detailed account of Gandhi's physical contacts with women in his ashram. Young women from the ashram gave massages to Gandhi every day, followed by ...

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