Preksa Dhyana - Theory And Practice: [04.16] Raison d'etre of Preksa Dhyana - Lesya Dhyana - Psychotherapy

Published: 09.03.2007
Updated: 06.08.2008

[raison d'etre = reason or justification for existence]

Colour affects us both physiologically as well as psychologi­cally. Colour therapy is used to cure somatic illnesses and mental imbalance. Colour is also useful for modifying our moods and behaviour. Perception of psychic colours (lesya dhyana) is an efficient psychotherapy for remedying spiritual incompleteness and stupor and reducing inner discord. Psychological distortions and vitiated thoughts produce and accumulate toxic matter inside the body. Lesya dhyana is a unique process of catharsis for cleans­ing the body. Colour therapy and lesya dhyana purge out the accumulated toxic matter and purify the emotions and thought.

When the attitude is positive and unvitiated, the thoughts are also virtuous and pure. Thoughts are not directly affected by kasaya (innate malevolence). Thoughts are produced by cerebral activity and learning. Thought, memory, contemplation, analytical faculty, assessment and all other such faculties are branches of knowledge and are, therefore, cerebral functions. On the other hand, emotions are endocrine expression. We have two controlling systems in the body - the endocrine system and the nervous system. The former produces emotions and the latter produces thought. Thought has little influence on emotions but the latter has profound effect on the former. Emotions belong to the field of action. That is why one should not worry too much about one's thoughts. Let those who externalize make 'thought' their chief concern but for those who want to internalize and whose main concern is inner harmony, thought is of little significance. They should concentrate on the purity of emotions.

The simplest cathartic for purifying the emotion is the perception of bright colours.

When we visualize the above bright colours and intensify the visualization, our emotions and attitudes change automat­ically. There is no scope for thinking or contemplating. The radiant energy of bright colours neutralizes the waves of thought, uncertainty and delusion. They subside. At the same time, the delusion-subsiding waves are reinforced and activated.

By the process of catharsis, let us purge out our distortions and make our emotions as pure as snow. Let us apply the psychotherapy of lesya dhyana to cure physical, mental and emotional sicknesses. Let us cure physical disorders and their cause, remove mental imbalance and their cause, eradicate psychological distor­tions and their cause -let us annihilate the root cause of all these disorders by the application of the proper therapy. For those who desire to regain and maintain physical, mental and emotional health as well as spiritual progress, the doctrine of lesya will not remain a mere theoretical tenet but will prove to be a complete and comprehensive therapy to cure all evils.

  • 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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