Preksha Dhyana: Therapeutic Thinking: [11] Exercise For Acquiring The Virtue Of Honesty

Published: 15.03.2010
Updated: 02.07.2015

Honesty is an estimable and desirable inner virtue. A person who is honest is not given to lying, cheating or stealing but is endowed with worthy and virtuous motivation and principles. His actions are in accordance with an ethical code of conduct. He sets for himself (voluntarily) a moral standard and does not deviate from this under any circumstances. His dealing with other people is just and fair, because of his inner moral strength. His life, both private and public, is free from blemish, that is, he lives faultlessly in accordance with strict moral standards. This virtue is absolutely essential for maintaining social health. Unless this is acquired, man's propensities for greed would motivate him to cheat and thus promote an incurable social illness.

Instructions for the Exercise

1-2. Steps 1-2 as in exercise no. 1.
3. Steps 3-4 as in exercise no. 9, except that the colour to be visualized is bright white.
4. Step no. 4. as in exercise no. 9, except that the colour to be visualized and inhaled is bright yellow.
5.

Focus your full attention on the Centre of Enlightenment and recite the following sentence first loudly (nine times) and then mentally (nine times):

  • My will-power is increasing.
  • My inherent faith in honesty is getting reinforced.
6.

Contemplate on the high moral value of this virtue on the following lines:

  • Dishonesty is a psychological distortion and a very undesirable evil attitude.
  • One who practises dishonesty never succeeds in the long run.
  • I am inherently capable of eradicating this evil attitude.
  • Whenever there is an impetus for dishonesty, I will nip it in the bud and transmute it instantly.
  • I resolve that nothing would ever make me dishonest; my behaviour will always be guided by my reasoning mind and not by my impulses.
  • I further resolve to always reinforce the virtue of honesty.
7. Step no. 7 as in the exercise no.l
Sources

Published by:
Jain Vishva Bharati
Ladnun-341 306 (Rajasthan)

Edited by: Muni Mahendra Kumar

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