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Preksha Dhyana: Perception Of Psychic Colours: [0.1] Publisher's Note

Published: 22.02.2010
Updated: 02.07.2015

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, industrialization and over-urbanization, we are constantly subjected to tremendous stresses and tensions. These, in turn, produce psychosomatic diseases like hypertension, insomnia, and various types of heart diseases. 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 the 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 that inherent potency can be developed by knowing how to live properly, which includes eating, drinking and breathing properly, as well as, thinking properly.

What is Prekṣā Dhyāna?

Prekṣā dhyāna 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 hate.

The different methods of prekṣā (i.e. perception) include śvāsa-prekṣā (perception of breathing), śarīra prekṣā (perception of body), chaitanya-kendra-prekṣā (perception of psychic centres), etc. All these are methods of ultimate transformation in inner consciousness. Here, there is no need to sermonize for adopting virtues and giving up evils. When one starts practising perception, one experiences himself that he is changing, that anger and fear are pacifying, that one is getting transformed into a 'righteous person'.

Our series of "Science of Living" includes tracts on various facets of prekṣā-dhyāna. In this booklet, perception of psychic colours (leśyā-dhyāna)As discussed in details. In the previous booklet, we have discussed the technique of'perception of psychic centres' (chaitanya-kendra-prekṣā). We have already seen that perception of psychic centres is a process of harmonizing one's endocrine system and thereby achieving the development of integrated personality. Leśyā-dhyāna is perception of psychic colours in conjunction with psychic centres. Colours have a profound effect on one's mind, attitude and behaviour. Therefore, the perception of bright colours is veiy valuable and the most potent technique of meditation but at the same time it is the easiest one for altering one's way of life.

The popular belief is that it is impossible for a person to change his nature and habits. But this is not true. If a person practises leśyā-dhyāna with full faith and determination, he will find that his nature has positively changed. If we do not accept the possibility of change in one's nature, it would be meaningless to talk about spiritual development by means of sādhāna (spiritual endeavour). One would never attain the higher levels of consciousness by one's efforts.

The creed which does not advocate the theory of change in nature betrays its adherents. The religious head who does not strive to transform the nature of his followers cannot be said to be an alert leader. If an adherent is willing and wants to change his attitudes, it is the duty and responsibility of the leader to show him the process and course of transformation. Then, and only then, can the creed claim to be a genuine and progressive one. To lay, in this age of sheer pragmatism, stark rationalism and scientific dominance, it is all the more necessary to give serious attention to this problem. Today there is a flood of violence, rape and ravishment, and such other immoral and criminal acts. What do we learn from the fact that the number of crimes in so-called affluent and developed countries is many times more than in India? It is clear that the increase in the incidence of crime in those countries is not due to poverty or shortages. The inevitable conclusion is that criminal tendencies cannot be Curbed by material progress or affluence. What is needed is to eradicate the innate malevolence, which is possible only by achieving attitudinal change through proper spiritual guidance. We can succeed in curbing the criminal tendencies only bv eradication of psychological distortions-hate, fear, cruelty etc., and thereby developing an integrated personality of man. Meditational practice in general, and leśyā-dhyāna in particular, hold the key to success in this direction.

Benefits of Prekṣā Dhyāna

Prekṣā 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 cleans and relaxes the mind; 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 the real experience of the inner consciousness which includes the subconscious and the unconscious.

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

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

No Theological Dogma

Prekṣā dhyāna can be learnt and practised by anybody without distinction of caste, colour, country and 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 through experienced and trained teachers. Normally a ten-days retreat (training camp) is a suitable means to acquire proper training.

Review of Results

During the last twelve years, more than 60 training camps have been organised and more than 7000 persons have been oriented in 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 prekṣā dhyāna and have been benefited thereby. While many of them have restored their physical health, hundreds of others have been cured of mental tensions, hypertension and other psychosomatic diseases.

For all this, we are grateful to Yugapradhāna Ācārya Shri Tulsi and his successor-designate Yuvācātya Shri Mahāprajña 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 prekṣā dhyāna, and we are confident that all and sundry will be benefited by learning and practising this universal and easy-to-learn technique of prekṣā dhyāna.

Three permanent tranining centres have been estab­lished viz. 1. Tulsi Adhyatma Nidam at Jain Vishva Bharati, Ladnun (Rajasthan), 2. Adhyatma Sadhana Rendra at Chhattarpur Road, Mehrauli, New Delhi and 3. Tulsi Sadhana Shikhar at Rajsamand (District Udaipur, Rajasthan).

  Jethalal S. Zaveri
17 August,1989 Tulsi Adhyatma Nidam,
  Jain Vishva Bharati,
  Ladnun (Rajasthan)

Published by:
Jain Vishva Bharati
Ladnun-341 306 (Rajasthan)

Edited by: Muni Mahendra Kumar © Jain Vishva Bharati

Thoughtfully wishing the century point of the auspicious life of His Holiness Acharya Mahaprajna, who, with his versatile creativity having rare equal in the history, is being felicitated on the 247th day of eightythird year on 16th February, 2003

Budhmal Surender Kumar Duggar, Ratangarh- Kolkata

Edition: January, 2003

Printed by:
S.M. Printers
Uldhanpur, Delhi-32

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