Acharya Tulsi - Fifty Years Of Selfless Dedication: Internal Trip

Published: 25.09.2012

The second step of Preksha Dhyana is antaryatra (internal trip). It follows kayotsarga. Exertion in systematic meditational discipline needs a good deal of nervous energy and it is, therefore, essential to generate it. Susumna, i.e. the spinal cord is an important part of the central nervous system. Its bottom end is in the vicinity of sakti kendra, i.e. the centre of energy. In practising antaryatra the conscious mind travels from sakti kendra to gyana kendra (centre of knowledge, top of the head) via the spinal cord. This internal trip of the conscious mind is repeated several times, which results in an increased flow of the vital energy (prana sakti) upwards. Repeated practice of this process assists in better generation of the nervous energy necessary for further meditational practice.

The nervous system is very essential and important for the functioning of conscious activities. It permeates the entire body through a network of nerves. The spinal cord and the brain are the commanding stations of the entire system. The former extends from the centre of energy situated in the lumbar region of the spine and enters the latter at the base of the skull and is connected to it by the brain-stem and pons. These, therefore, are the chief centres of consciousness and the seat of the conscious mind. The nerves from the sense organs also converge here. Sensation, motor action and perception converge or are radiated from here. Sensory nerves and motor nerves are energized and activated by practising internal trip.

Man represents the culmination of the process of evolution in the entire cosmos. The human mind alone possesses the capacity for conscious reasoning. Lower organisms do not possess a rational (reasoning) mind. Man's ability to think and conceptualize is derived from his reasoning mind. Thus man alone is capable of directing the flow of his spiritual energy in an upward direction. If the flow is downwards, his behaviour will be guided by psychological distortions such as cruelty, greed, fear and hate. On the other hand, if the flow is reversed, these distortions will disappear. This will immensely strengthen the power of the unique human attribute - rational thinking and conscious reasoning. It is the direction of the flow of the spiritual energy which decides human behaviour.

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Title:
Acharya Tulsi - Fifty Years Of Selfless Dedication
Publisher:
Jain Vishva Bharati Ladnun
Shrichand Bengani

Editor-in-Chief:

R.P. Bhatnagar

Editors:

● S.L. Gandhi
● Rajul Bhargava, Department of English, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
● Ashok K. Jha, Department of English, LBS College, Jaipur

Edition:
First Edition, 1985-2000

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  1. Antaryatra
  2. Body
  3. Brain
  4. Centre of Energy
  5. Centre of Knowledge
  6. Consciousness
  7. Dhyana
  8. Discipline
  9. Fear
  10. Greed
  11. Gyana
  12. Gyana Kendra
  13. Internal Trip
  14. Kayotsarga
  15. Kendra
  16. Prana
  17. Preksha
  18. Preksha Dhyana
  19. Sakti Kendra
  20. Susumna
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