We are very proud that you are interested in brahmachariya, the path to perfection of your instinctive, intellectual and intuitive states of mind. The study of this book will prove to be a big step forward in your spiritual life. Brahmachariya is in the broadest sense the harnessing of the instinctive mind, including the sexual nature. In Hindu culture, brahmachariya is often accompanied by the taking of a vrata, or vow, of celibacy. Brahmachariya is transmutation. The goal of brahmachariya is not to repress the sexual energy, but to transmute it.