Preksa Dhyana - Theory And Practice: [02.23] Philosophical Basis of Contemplation and Autosuggestion

Published: 06.10.2006
Updated: 06.08.2008
Concentration of thought, contemplation and autosugges­tion is not excluded as a technique of meditation from the purview of Preksa Meditation. In fact, it is considered as an important means of realizing the Truth. Thoughts are, no doubt, unproduc­tive when the mind keeps on wandering and does not concentrate on a single theme. But concentrated profound thinking can result in discovering and establishing important philosophical as well as scientific doctrines and principles. Process of channelized deep thinking has always been a powerful means of discovering various facets of Reality. In Jaina literature, it is called 'Vichay Dhyana' i.e. thought-oriented or conceptual meditation. With a wandering mind, thoughts are scattered; when the mental faculty is con­centrated and channelized in a single thought-process, it becomes meditation. Thus concentration of perception and concentration of thought - both qualify as valuable techniques of meditation.Whenever the former technique is used for meditation, thought is, undoubtedly, considered a distraction and is banished. But when thoughts are channelized and concentrated on a single theme, they comprise an exercise in meditation.
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

Get this book at shop.herenow4u.net

Share this page on:
Page glossary
Some texts contain  footnotes  and  glossary  entries. To distinguish between them, the links have different colors.
  1. Concentration
  2. Contemplation
  3. JAINA
  4. Jaina
  5. Meditation
  6. Preksa
  7. Preksa meditation
Page statistics
This page has been viewed 1087 times.
© 1997-2021 HereNow4U, Version 4.07
Home
About
Contact us
Disclaimer
Social Networking

HN4U Deutsche Version
Today's Counter: