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  • n. The first (student) ashrama in Hindu culture in which a person is dedicated to the quest for self-realization.

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From Sanskrit ब्रह्मचर्य (brahma-cárya). (Wiktionary)

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  • A practice of strict adherents of Hinduism that proscribes "sexual continence" (celibacy) during adolescence, or in some "sects" during marriage.

    September 4, 2009