Preksa Dhyana - Theory And Practice: [06.32] Benefits - Benefits Of Perception Of Psychic Colours - Virtuous And Decent Behaviour

Published: 13.06.2007
Updated: 06.08.2008

To dispel the above doubts, it can be emphatically stated that no practitioner of meditation has over caused disruption of family or social life. On the contrary, such disruptions were made by those who never practised meditation in their lives. The apprehension that regular practice of meditation will result in disorganization of social dealings is baseless. If at all, a prac­titioner would think it fit to withdraw from some worldly matter, it should be such an affair as is superfluous or unessential. The fact is that only the egotists, who have never practised meditation, have created complications, problems and difficulties in the world. Experience has shown that so far, no sadhaka of Preksa Meditation has ever broken a code of good conductor disrupted or repudiated family or social obligations. Such an apprehension is groundless. Such a fear has no basis whatsoever.

The test of a practitioner of meditation in social life is his conduct and character. If one practises meditation regularly, but his conduct isn't ethical, and his character isn't virtuous, then others are compelled to conclude that for him, meditation is nothing more than a habit or addiction. Accomplishment of joy-fullness, peacefulness and satiety is not the "be-all and end-all" of meditation. All these are initial and elementary benefits only. The crucial and fundamental test of a regular practitioner is metamorphosis of his way of life, conduct and character. If this happens, then one is sure that he has practised well and has realized the true spirit of sadhana.

The fact is that for living a purposeful life, and for decent and gentle behaviour, spiritual consciousness is essential. It is also essential for:

  1. achievement of inner harmony and development of vital energy:
  2. removal of impediments in the way of acquisition of wisdom;
  3. destroying the obstacles in the flow of spiritual energy and:
  4. demolishing the impenetrable fort of delusion.
Spiritual consciousness is also needed in making one's life happy and free form strife. One who is ready for practising meditation must not allow himself to be enmeshed in polemics, but must overcome all such hurdles of illusion. He must penetrate deep inside to realize the truth and give greater impor­tance to his own spiritual experience. He should not depend upon others. The motto should be "appana sachchamesejja i.e. "Search the Truth thyself" that is to say, "Do not believe blindly what others declare." When the spirit of the above aphorism is grasped properly, and when, by the practice of meditation, one has the real experience, the innate delusion will be destroyed, and, with that all problems concerning social life will be solved. One would then live a successful and happy life.
Sources
  • Preksa Dhyana - Theory And Practice by Acharya Mahaprajna, © 1994
  • Edited by Muni Mahendra Kumar
  • Translated by Muni Mahendra Kumar, Jethalal Zaveri
  • Published by Jain Vishva Barati, Edition 2003

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