Preksa Dhyana - Theory And Practice: [05.04] Technique - Preparation - Other Postures

Published: 19.03.2007
Updated: 02.07.2015

Premeditational Exercises

(a) Recitation of Arham

Arham is a Sanskrit syllable (mantra). It has unique sound and its loud repetition has many beneficial effects, not only on the physical level but also on psychological and spiritual levels.


Remaining in the posture as described before and with eyes softly closed exhales fully.
Then inhale deeply and quietly for about 4 to 5 seconds.
Begin the intonation in a firm and controlled manner.

Concentrate your attention on the navel, exhale slowly producing the sound 'a' for about 2 seconds.
Next produce the sound `rha` while concentrating on Ananda Kendra near the heart for about 4 seconds.
And lastly, taking your mind upwards through the throat to the cranium, press your lips together and produce without interruption, the sound m,m,m……resonating it like the buzzing of a bee.
This should last for about 6 seconds.

You shall experience the vibrations produced by the entire intonation first in the abdomen, then in the chest and finally in the cranium. At the end of the recitation, the lungs are fully emptied.

Inhale deeply again and repeat the performance nine times.

Throughout the performance visualize that the sound waves weave together to form an impregnable web of amour all around you. This armour will repel the evil effects of malevolent vibra­tions from outside during the entire meditation session.

(b) Alternate Exercise: Recitation of Mahaprana Dhavani

Inhale deeply and silently for about four to five seconds, concentrating your attention on the cranium, and pressing your lips together, exhale slowly and without interruption, produce the sound m,m,m,.............................
.....resonating it like the buzzing of a bee.

This may last for about 8 to 10 seconds.
Inhale deeply again and repeat the performance nine times.

  • 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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