Preksha Dhyana - ACHARYA MAHAPRAJNA
By YUVACHARYA MAHAPRAJNA
Translated by 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 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-incltides earring, drinking and breathing properly as well as'thinking
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 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 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 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
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 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-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.