Preksa Dhyana - Theory And Practice: [04.01.04] Raison d'etre of Preksa Dhyana - Kayotsarga - Mental Health

Published: 19.01.2007
Updated: 06.08.2008

[raison d'etre = reason or justification for existence]

For maintaining mental health, peace and balance of mind are essential. Peace of mind is the result of mental purity and mental purity accrues from stabilizing the body. The more stabi­lized the body, the cleaner the mind. The mental uncleanliness is the result of mental excitation, agitation and turmoil, and unless the body is stabilized, mental turmoil cannot be eliminated. Mo­tionless state of the body is the prerequisite for slow and silent respiration, silence and peace of mind. Unnecessary memories of the past and planning for the future continue to encroach on the present (work in hand) and vicious cycle of thoughts keeps the mental equipment in constant turmoil. Prerequisite and precon­dition for preventing all the mental uncleanliness is relaxation. Once the body is relaxed and made motionless, all the above inflictions vanish, and the higher stages of the process of spiritual uplift are made easily attainable.
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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