Preksha Dhyana: Therapeutic Thinking ► [02] Exercises For Acquiring Desirable Virtues By Therapeutic Thinking And Auto-Suggestion ► [13] Exercise For Acquiring The Virtue Of Freedom From Infatuation

Posted: 16.03.2010

Infatuation denotes intense attachment of a person for some­one or something. It is a strong and passionate feeling which is often unreasoning and unreasonable. Infatuation is a great hurdle in promoting social health and everybody owes the society, in return for the privileges one receives from it, to be free from infatuation. When one is strongly attached to any material possessions, be it wealth, status or dogmatic beliefs, one is, at times, susceptible to take strong action which may be anti-social and highly injurious to social health. Material possessions are means of convenience of comfort but can never result in true happiness. This exercise helps to acquire "freedom from infatuation" which is not only necessary for social progress but also for awareness of one's real self.

Instructions for the Exercise:


Steps 1-2 as in exercise no.l.


Steps 3-4 as in exercise no. 9 except that the colour to be visualized and inhaled is peacock-neck blue.


Focus your full attention on the Centre of Peace (frontal lobe of the cerebrum) and recite the following sentences first loudly (nine times) and then mentally (nine times):

  • Freedom from infatuation is increasing.
  • Infatuation for material things is being reduced



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

  • I am fully aware of the nature of material things. They are indeed useful to me. Their utility is a matter of conveninece for me, but not of happiness or peace.
  • Happiness and peace are inherent traits. I vow that I will not be infatuated by material things.
  • I will always remain aware of my own real self.


Step no. 7 as in exercise no. 1

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