MUNI MAHENDRA KUMAR
JETHALAL S. ZAVERI
In publishing this booklet it is hoped to bring to the
reader in simple language, some 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
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-incltides earring,
drinking and breathing properly as well as'thinking properly.
What is Preksha Dhyana
Preksha dhyana 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 Preksa-dhyana
Preksa may appear to mean different things to different
people because it contributes to increase physical, nervous as well as
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 ncludes 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
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
Preksa-dhyana 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
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-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 organized by Tulasi Adhyatama 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 Preksa-dhyana and have been
benefitted thereby. While many of them have restored their physical
health, hundreds others have been cured if 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 Preksa dhyana, and we are confident
that all and sundry will be benefitted by learning and practising this
universal and easy-to-learn technique of Preksa-dhyana. 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.