PARYUSHAN-2009: DAY SEVEN – ‘DHYAN DIWAS’ (Meditation Day)

Posted: 24.08.2009
Updated on: 30.07.2015

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Preksha Meditation is an outstanding technique  for supreme  life

- Sadhvi Kanak Shri

23-08-2009. ‘The root cause of all the typical problems in the world is mental instability and anxiety. The only solution to it is Meditation. The practice of  Preksha  Meditation helps successfully  cure physical, mental and emotional   problems. This has been practically  experienced by us in many Preksha Meditation Camps—expressed Sadhvi Kanak Shri ji a learned disciple of Acharya Shri Mahapragya ji, addressing thousands of lay followers during Sunday’s discourse on the seventh  day of  Paryushan Mahaparva organized by Shree Jain Swetamber Terapanthi Sabha, Kolkata at “Pragya Samavsaran”, Mahasabha  as ‘DHYAN DIWAS’.


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Addressing  thousands of lay followers (Shrawaks and Shrawikas) on the subject Meditation Sadhvi Kanak Shri ji said - “ In the world there are techniques, processes and preachings of great persons for leading  happy life, best amongst them is meditation.’ Preksha Meditation’- the meditation methodology invented by great spiritual Guru, H.H.Acharya Mahaprajnaji,  is a scientific concept. It is a process of seeing oneself, knowing oneself and changing oneself.” Sadhvi sri ji graced the occasion by saying  that one must  be acquainted with its own soul. This acquaintance is possible only through  practice of meditation or dhyana. The element “Truth” in its true meaning can be better understood by one whose heart is pure. one of the most important medium through which “truth” can be known is  Meditation.  Sadhavishreeji said that as by opening the doors & windows our rooms lighten up, similarly our inner-self lightens up by meditation. In order to live a stress–free life one should understand the importance of meditation which has become a need of the hour in today’s life of every one irrespective of cast and creed and age

Opening the  untouched pages of Lord Mahavira’s Divine life, Sadhvi  Kanak shri ji enlightened the  gathering with her graceful speech-‘ Mahavira had control over passions and senses in his youth. He  lived a life of Saint, even staying in Palaces. He rigorously practiced ahimsa (Non-violence), Truth, and Celibacy.  As a result he became unending source of vital energy and strength. Mahavira’s life teaches the youth to practice continence and self restraint  so as to become healthy, strong, glorious, splendid and lustrous.

Sadhvi Madhulata ji enlightened the gathering  with her speech on the subject - ‘develop  the personality by continence’. She also helped the audience with a short practice of preksha medition and gave useful tips to release tension.

Sadhvi Madhulekha ji, expressed her graceful thoughts on the subject- ‘ Preksha Meditation- a  tool to cure  hundreds of diseases’.
The whole of Mahasabha Bhawan became musical with chanting of chorus Song - ‘Sanyam Ki Shakti Jagayen’ meaning awaken the power of continence by the group of Sadhvi Shri ji.

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More than 50  persons collectively  accepted vows to complete continuous  fasting    ranging from  7 days to 13 days. The number of girls and youngsters among them was remarkable.

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The regular evening Pratikraman was attended by over 500 lay followers. It was guided by Sri Naresh Nahata, Sri Karan Singh Nahata and Sri Sushil Choraria. The Purvanchal Sabha and Mitra Parishad members  with great enthusiasm participated in the uninterrupted Namokar Mantra chanting in the night.

In the evening a  unique Cultural programme based on the stories in Jain Agams  was organized by Kolkata  Mahila Mandal  with many participants, mainly members of Kolkata, Wouth Howrah and North Howrah Mahila Mandal and students from the  Gyasnshalas. The programme was compered by Smt.  From Kolkata Mahila Mandal. The best presentations were awarded. Sri Karan Singh Nahata and Smt. Pratibha Kothari were the honourable judges of the programme.

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Sushil Choraria