Brahmacharya (P. brahmacariya; T. tshangs spyod; C. fanxing; J. bongyō; K. pŏmhaeng 梵行). Within Buddhism, the term generally refers to a spiritual life that includes renunciation of sex and marraige. The term is also applied to monks and ascetics who follow this way of life.
The term was adopted from the Vedic Brahmanical tradition, where it refers to unmarried students of the vedas.
- Brahmacharya (Wikipedia)
- Nakedness, Nonviolence, and Brahmacharya: Gandhi's Experiments in Celibate Sexuality Vinay Lal (2000), Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol. 9, No. 1/2, pp. 105–136
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