And tapasya begins, brahmācarya. Brahmācarya. Brahmācarya means completely cessation from sex life. This is brahmācarya. Tapasya begins, austerity. This is the greatest austerity, to cease sex. Tapasā brahmācaryena. Our Vedic civilization, the boys are trained how to become brahmacārī from the very beginning of life.
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Prabhupāda: Hah. (break) . . . putrakā yena śuddhyet sattva. Our existentional position should be purified. How? Tapo. By tapasya. Tapo divyaṁ putrakā yena śuddhyet sattva (SB 5.5.1). "And we are enjoying life. Why we should undergo tapasya?" And you are enjoying, but you are not enjoying; you are suffering. Even if you think that you are enjoying, there are so many sufferings. That, the foolish people, they do not know. Just like a healthy man, he thinks, "I am enjoying," but he does not see that even he is now healthy, he will be an old man, he will be attacked with disease, he will die, and still he thinks, "I am healthy."