Preksa Dhyana - Theory And Practice: [02.16] Philosophical Basis of Perception of Psychic Centres - Intrinsic Level of Consciousness

Published: 22.09.2006
Updated: 06.08.2008

Mind is not the intrinsic level of consciousness. Our instincts and impulses, such as anger, conceit, jealousy and greed constitute the intrinsic level of consciousness. Ill health emanates from there. Our character also emanates from there; it does not emanate from the brain Character emanates from instincts and the latter emanates from the endocrines, which are not located in the brain.

So far, brain was believed to be the seat of impulses and was the most important organ. Similarly, heart and kidneys were also believed to be vitally important organs. But recent advancement and research has proved that the most important organs of our body are ductless glands - endocrines. Impulses, urges and evil behaviour are all expression of the endocrines. The vitiated and distorted tendencies of man cannot be purified unless one modifies and transmutes the endocrine production. Goodness of character and honesty cannot be achieved and psychological distortion cannot be eradicated without influencing the endocrine system. The tool for achieving inner harmony is transmutation of hormone-secretion and not preaching. This fact has been proved by experience [1] and applies to 95% of people. Only a very few who have developed higher level of consciousness could be an exception to the rule that to establish and enhance moral value, transmutation of the endocrine output is essential.

[1]
In almost all religious and prayer traditions, the posture of worship is to kneel with folded hands, bow and touch the ground with one's forehead. Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, etc. all adopt this posture while praying or worshipping. This process of bowing from the waist while kneeling with folded hands and bringing the head down has profound influence on the secretion of haughtiness-producing hormones by the adrenal glands and this results in the emotion of humbleness. This is one of the most primitive and universal religious traditions and provides an excellent example of transmutation of endocrine secretion by the joint action of posture, feeling and contemplative 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

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  1. Adrenal Glands
  2. Anger
  3. Body
  4. Brain
  5. Conceit
  6. Consciousness
  7. Endocrine System
  8. Greed
  9. Meditation
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