[QUOTE=GORI YOGINI;62440]Pan, what would you define as “wise conduction of the creative force”? On a practical level, what would that look like?.[/QUOTE]
To my definition could be added “sensory continence” or, as Scales just put, “temperance”.
But that continence or temperance cannot be withheld for very long, the “eros” load present in our sensory experience has to be channelized somewhere, or we could psychologically “explode”…
In Freudian terms, our [B]libido[/B] needs to cover an object.
And for that sake, Yoga, Tantra and other systems provide us a series of techniques or practices that allow us to divert our libido to the divine.
- For channelizing our passion for life we may practice Bhakti Yoga.
- For our sexual drives, left hand Tantra maithuna.
- For our gluttony we may pray before meals.
All this is Brahmacharya. Some could discuss that simply abstaining is Bramacharya, I wouldn’t agree. In my opinion, there must be a [B]sublimation[/B].
So, another definition of Brahmacharya could be: libido spiritual sublimation.
Have a look to the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, a tantric text describing several ordinary situations in life in which we could discover a little gateway towards the divine.
Of course, saints and masters have transcended our actual evolutionary state, they don’t have the need for resorting to all this.