Abstract Thinking: [35.05] - Practice & Technique - The Anupreksha of Self-Discipline

Published: 13.10.2007
Updated: 02.07.2015

The Anupreksha of Self-Discipline

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Subject

minutes

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Mahaprana Dhvani

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2

Kayotsarga (Self-Awareness by Relaxation)

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3

Drink in the yellow colour with each inhalation. As you breathe in, visualize that atoms of yellow are entering your body

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Practise yellow-coloured meditation on the Centre of Peace. That is, focus your attention on the Centre of Peace (located in the front part of the head), visualizing that your whole being is bathed in yellow.

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Keep your attention focussed on the Centre of Peace, suggesting to yourself:

  • "The power of control is developing; the fickleness of the mind is waning."

Repeat the above sentence aloud 9 times; and then repeat it mentally 9 times.

5

Pursue your reflection as follows:

  • Society cannot function without discipline or control.
  • When self-discipline is strong, the need for outside control is minimal.
  • With any lapse in inner discipline, the amount of outside control increases.
  • I do not want my freedom to be restrained by any outside control.

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Complete the exercise with the recitation of Mahaprana Dhvani.

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Sources
  • Abstract Thinking
    by Acharya Mahaprajna, © 1988
  • Edited by  Muni Dulheraj
  • Translated by Muni Mahendra Kumar
  • Published by Jain Vishva Barati
  • Edition 1999 compiled by Samani Stith Pragya

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