Preksha Dhyana: Basic Principles: [0] Introduction

Published: 20.01.2010
Updated: 24.02.2010

In publishing this booklet, it is hoped to bring to the reader, in simple language, some of the truths, already known to the ancient philosophies, and now known to modern science.

Age of Tension

In this age of technology, industrialisation and overurbanisation, we are constantly subjected to tremendous stresses and tensions. These, in turn, produce phychosomatic diseases like hypertension, insomnia, and various types of heartdiseases. In desperation people take to drinking and dangerous drugs which give temporary relief but create more serious problems. The remedy does not lie in drugs or fantasy, but in a process of catharsis and development of the inherent powers.

Philosophy teaches us to realize that our existence is functioning in duality, i.e. there is a spiritual self within a physical body. Science is also proving that life's processes for man lie almost wholly within himself and are amenable to control. The control has to be exercised by the power of the spiritual self, and this inherent potency and be developed by knowing how to live properly, which-includes eating, drinking and breathing properly as well as thinking properly.

What is Preksã-dhyãna

Prekṣã-dhyãna is a technique of meditation for attitudinal change, behavioural modification and integrated development of personality. It is based on the wisdom of an­cient philosophy and has been formulated in terms of modern scientific concepts. We hope that the synthesis of the ancient wisdom and the modern scientific knowledge would help us in achieving the blissful aim of establishing amity, peace and happiness in the world by eradicating the bestial urges such as cruelty, retaliation and hatred.

Benefits of Prekṣã-dhyãna

Prekṣã may appear to mean different things to different people because it contributes to increase physical, nervous as well as spiritual energies.

On physical level, it helps each bodily cell to revitalize itself; it facilitates digestion; it makes respiration more efficient and improves circulation and quality of blood.

On mental level, it proves to be an applied method to train the mind to concentrate; it offers a way to treat serious psychosomatic illnesses without drugs; it is an efficient tool for ending addictions and other bad habits; it reveals to one the mysteries of his mind by the realization and real experience of the inner consciousness, which includes the subconscious and the unconscious.

On the emotional level, the strengthening of conscious reasoning controls reactions to environmental conditions, situations and behaviour of others; harmonization of the functioning of nervous and endocrine system results in control and ultimate eradication of psychological distortions.

On spiritual level, regulation and transformation of blood-chemistry through proper synthesization of neuroendocrinal secretions, dispassionate internal vibrations leads one to attain the power to control the mind and to become free from the effects of external forces compelling one to lose equanimity.

No Theological Dogma

Prekṣã-dhyãna can be learnt and practised by anybody without distinction of caste, colour, country or creed. There is no communal or theological bias nor does it insist on any particular theological belief.

Though the process is not very difficult to learn and practise, it is essential to learn the technique though experienced and trained teachers. Normally a ten-day retreat (training camp) is a suitable means to impart proper training.

Review of Results

During the last 15 years, more than hundred training camps have been organised and more than 13,000 persons have learnt this technique. Amongst them are scientists, doctors, engineers, professors, teachers, government servants and other intelligentsia, besides the general public. Police Depart­ment, Education Department and others have taken part in the special courses organised by Tulsi Adhyatma Nidam. More such courses are being planned for different disciplines, professions and work areas. Over and above those who have been trained in these camps, thousands of others have practised Prekṣã-dhyãna and have been benefitted thereby. While many of them have restored their physical health, hundreds others have been cured of mental tensions, hypertension and other psychosomatic diseases.

For all these, we are grateful to Yugapradhana Acharya Shri Tulsi and his successor-designate Yuvacharya Shri Mahaprajna for their constant guidance and efforts in this direction.

These two great spiritual saints have truly blessed the entire human race with the boon of Prekṣã-dhyãna, and we are confident that all and sundry will be benefitted by learning and practising this universal and easy-to-learn technique of Prekṣã-dhyãna. Two permanent training centres have been es­tablished viz. 1. Tulsi Adhyatma Nidam at Jain Vishva Bharati, Ladnun, (Rajasthan) and 2. Adhyatma Sadhana Kendra at Mehrauli, New Delhi.

JETHALAL S. ZAVER I
Adviser
Tulsi Adhyatma Nidam
Jain Vishva Bharati,
Ladnun (Rajasthan)

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Jain Vishva Bharati
Ladnun-3 41 306 (Rajasthan) Editor: Muni Mahendra Kumar Edition: January, 2003 © Jain Vishva Bharati Printed by:  
S.M. Printers
Uldhanpur, Delhi-32

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