Preksha Dhyana: Therapeutic Thinking ► [01] Various Steps Of The Exercise: Their Theory And Practice ► [5] Psychic Centres

Posted: 09.03.2010

To remove the root cause of emotional sickness, beastly impulses and carnal desires which obstruct the acquisition of desirable virtues, it is essential to know the sources of these spiritual maladies and their modus operandi. Once this is known, the process of catharsis becomes easy and efficient.

The endocrines and the nervous systems are two very important systems of our body. Function of both these systems is to integrate the organism. Close collaboration between the two systems governs mental states, behaviour and habits. The functional interlocking between both, qualify them to be regarded as constituting a single integrated system called neuro-endocrine system. It is this system which comprises a substantial part of the subconscious mind, profoundly influences psychological behaviour and tendencies of the conscious mind. It is the seat of the impulses and emotions of an individual. It secretes chemical substances which are called hormones and neuro-hormones. They have profound influence upon the mental states and tendencies, attitudes, emotions and behaviour of every individual. It is, therefore, obvious that to remove the root cause of spiritual maladies such as cruelty, terrorism, hate etc., we have to find means of transmuting the synthesization of these chemical messengers focusing full attention of specific neural points and endocrine gland called psychic centres and modify the synthesization of the chemical messengers and weaken the intensities of brutal impulses and urges.

The following table gives the names of the psychic centres, their location and their association with nervous and endocrine systems.

 

Psychic Centre

Endocrine Gland/ Neural Point

Location

1.

Śakti Kendra Centre of Energy

Gonads

Bottom end of the spinal cord

2.

Svāsthya Kendra Centre of Health

Gonads

Lower abdomen

3.

Taijasa Kendra Centre of Bio-electricity

Adrenals, and Islets of Langerhans

Navel

4.

Ānanda Kendra Centre of Bliss

Thymus

Near the heart

5.

Viśuddhi Kendra

Thyroid, Parathyroid

Adam's apple, Throat

6.

Brahma Kendra Centre of Celibacy

Sense-organ of Taste

Tongue (Tip)

7.

Prāṇa Kendra Centre of Vitality

Sense-organ of Smell

Nose (Tip)

8.

Chākṣusa Kendra Centre of Vision

Sense-organ of Sight

Eyes

9.

Apramāda Kendra Centre of Vigilance

Sense-organ of Hearing

Ears

10.

Darśana Kendra Centre of Intuition

Pituitary

Middle of the two eyebrows

11.

Jyoti Kendra Centre of Enlightenment

Pineal

Centre of the Forehead

13.

Śānti Kendra Centre of Peace

Hypothalamus

Front part of the head

14.

Jñāna Kendra Centre of Wisdom

Cerebral Cortex

Top of the head.

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