Posted: 20.02.2017
 
I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing~!!
Posted: 08.02.2017
 
Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use~!!
Posted: 06.02.2017
 
The inner voyage or the internal trip is like space travel. We cannot undertake space travel carrying a heavy load. Whether it is travelling in inner or outer space, we must shed our weight, of the body and of the senses. Our senses are subjected to a heavy burden. First we must shed our weight. We must abandon the load with which our body and the senses are afflicted. For the inner voyage, one has to ride the...
Posted: 01.02.2017
 
Purification of emotions substantially contributes to personality-building and in that process the crucial role is played by meditation on the Center of Intuition, Center of Enlightenment and Center of Peace. Utarradhyan Sutra says the key to fearlessness is purification of the emotions. While practicing it Acharya Bikshu encountered the fear of death a number of times, but he did not allow any fear to strike...
Posted: 31.01.2017
 
The world of emotions is our inner world. Man is what his emotions are. Everything depends on the emotions. So purification of emotions is an important element in the building of personality. Anger, pride, greed and deceit are derivative passions and balancing and purifying them is necessary. It can be done through preksha-dhyan. ~Acharya Mahapragya
Posted: 30.01.2017
 
It is purity of thoughts that strengthens morale or will-power. Morale will be strengthened if a person resolutely decides not to entertain any ill-will against others. ~Acharya Mahapragya
Posted: 27.01.2017
 
Preksha Dhyan practises balance the endocrine system. A number of students who were extremely fearful got rid of their fear by meditating on the 'taijas kendra' or center of bioelectricity. The son of a millionaire had a constant fear of people and things and even in his business dealings shivered with fear and hesitation in talking to other people. He too by following the same practice, completely overcame his...
Posted: 23.01.2017
 
Meditation while practicing Namokar Mantra...
Posted: 20.01.2017
 
Meditation means preksha, i.e., perceiving, seeing. Preksha is followed by Anupreksha.i.e., thinking or contemplation on subject which free the mind of its infatuation. Repeated thinking on a subject or idea influences the mind. Such thinking or practice is called Bhavana. Person who practises bhavana, becomes capable of meditation. The practice of four bhavanas is necessary for the development of meditational...
Posted: 16.01.2017
 
Know that birth is accompanied by death; youth is succeeded by old age, wealth is perishable. Thus one should contemplate that everything is transient. ~~Lord Mahaveer
Posted: 10.01.2017
 
A spiritual practitioner should reflect upon Transitoriness, Helplessness, Loneliness, Distinctness (of body and soul), mundane existence, the terrestrial world, impurity, influx of Karmas, stoppage of Karmic influx, release from Karmas, Religion and Enlightenment ~Lord Mahaveer
Posted: 07.01.2017
 
Most people assume that meditation is all about stopping thoughts, getting rid of emotions, somehow controlling the mind, but actually it’s much different. “It’s more about stepping back, seeing the thought clearly - witnessing it coming and going - without judgment, but with a relaxed, focus mind~!!
Posted: 06.01.2017
 
Just as fire favored by wind speedily burns up the fuel accumulated since long, so also, the fire of meditation destroys in a moment the unlimited fuel of Karmas. ~Lord Mahaveer
Posted: 26.12.2016
 
There are four states of consciousness - waking, sleeping, dreaming and meditative states. During sleep we get good rest but no awareness. We just feel refreshed when we wake up, but we cannot recall anything that happened while we were sleeping. Meditation, however, is resting with awareness. “Wakefulness and sleep are like sunrise and darkness. Dream is like the twilight in between and meditation is like...
Posted: 24.12.2016
 
Deep at the centre of my being, there is an infinite well of love. I now allow this love to flow to the surface. It fills my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being, and radiates out from me in all directions and returns to me mutliplied. The more love I use and give, the more I have to give. The supply is endless. The use of love makes me feel good, it is an expression of my inner joy. I love...
Posted: 20.12.2016
 
We need to un-become that which we have become, as a result of desires, ego, fear etc. When we remove all the complexities and impurities within us, what remains? Simplicity and purity~!! Just as fire favored by wind speedily burns up the fuel accumulated since long, likewise, the fire of meditation destroys the unlimited fuel of karmas in a moment. ~Lord Mahaveer
Posted: 19.12.2016
 
Just as salt dissolves due to its contact with water, similarly if the mind becomes absorbed in meditation, the fire of soul shines brightly, burning the auspicious and inauspicious karmas. ~Lord Mahaveer
Posted: 19.12.2016
 
One may ask how do I know what is right and what is wrong? Well, the soul always knows it, and guides us too! What we have to do is be aware of the presence of our soul inside. Believe me, you can listen to it. But to be able to listen to your inner Self takes a lot of practice, and this practice is best known as meditation. So I believe including this very practice of listening to the soul in our daily life,...
Posted: 15.12.2016
 
The ignorant cannot destroy their Karmas by their actions while the wise can do it by their inaction i.e. by controlling their activities because they are free from greed and lustful passions and do not commit any sin as they remain content. ~Lord Mahaveer
Posted: 14.12.2016
 
He who sleeps, his many excellent things of this world are lost unknowingly. Therefore, remain awake all the while and destroy the Karmas, accumulated in the past. ~Lord Mahaveer
Posted: 10.12.2016
 
Can we train ourselves to be compassionate? A new study suggests the answer is yes. Cultivating compassion and kindness through meditation affects brain regions that can make a person more empathetic to other peoples
Posted: 08.12.2016
 
As yogis have known for centuries and scientists can now prove, the benefits of meditation are profound. Meditation is perhaps the most crucial instrument to harness the power of thought, cultivate more peace, clarity and happiness. A simple meditation to use to begin the transition from Beta or Alpha to the Theta State is to focus on the breath. The breath and mind work in tandem, so as breath begins to...
Posted: 23.11.2016
 
An instance from the life of President Abraham Lincoln. When he was practising as a lawyer, a client approached him and told him about his case in detail. After studying the case, Lincoln returned the file to the client. The client wanted to know why he was returning the file. He wanted Lincoln to accept his case. But Lincoln said, "May be I can win this case on some point of law, but it is a false case in...
Posted: 22.11.2016
 
When a man changes from within, he also changes outward­ly. Let us thoroughly grasp the fact that no change can occur in man at the level of thoughts. If he could change through intellectual understanding, a man would undergo a transformation alter listen­ing to one discourse. But it does not happen. The question arises, why? The, reason is that we are too much dependent on thought, on ideas, and have little...
Posted: 17.11.2016
 
All our feelings are associated with character. The vibrations of the karmic body enter the electrical body. The vibrations of the electrical body enter the physical body and influence the endocrine system. The nervous system and the endocrine system - these are two important systems of the body. Both of them are linked with each other. However, our urges and emotions are more associated with the endocrine...
Posted: 17.11.2016
 
The secret of Mahavir's spiritual practice may be stated in one phrase - "only knowing, only seeing". That is the starting point of spiritual practice, also its consummation. The art of seeing lies in being free from attachment and delusion. ~Acharya Mahapragya
Posted: 16.11.2016
 
Learn To LET GO - Acharya Mahashraman A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is the glass of water?" Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It...
Posted: 15.11.2016
 
Calmness is very important in religious life, but it also plays a significant role in practical life. Many people live together in a family. If they get aggressive, the whole family life gets destroyed. Staying calm in every situation is the most important rule of achieving success in life. ~Acharya Mahashraman
Posted: 14.11.2016
 
The greatest principle of spiritual life is the practice of Equanimity. We can achieve equanimity through balanced breathing - neither the left nor the right respiratory cycle being exclusively activated. Both the right and the left respiratory cycles equally active, lead to equanimity. If the right cycle is more active, it would produce greater anger, tension and aggressive mentality. If, on the other hand,...
Posted: 10.11.2016
 
When the breath flows through both the nostrils uniform­ly, the occasion is most appropriate for Samadhi - deep meditation ~Acharya Mahapragya
Posted: 08.11.2016
 
PREKSHA CARD New facility launched by Preksha Foundation to encourage more people to participate in meditation camps. Check out the detail at: http://preksha.com/PrekshaCard/ Preksha Meditation Card Preksha Card is a unique pioneering effort by Preksha Foundation aimed at encouraging every individual to opt in Meditation amongst his/ her daily routine and promote its benefits to family and friends. Preksha Card...
Posted: 07.11.2016
 
The breath is the regulator; it forestalls all the causes of premature death. Let us appraise our breath from the points of view of mental and emotional health; also from the viewpoint of exercising control. In no case should we be indifferent to breath. If small children are taught to practice deep breathing daily for 20 minutes from the very beginning, their life will be filled with a new energy, new vigor...
Posted: 04.11.2016
 
A man on average takes 15 breaths per minute. When a person is inflamed by anger, the number of breaths increases to 20-25-30. The more intense the anger, the greater is the increase in the rate of breathing; at times it rises to 35-40 breaths per minute. It reaches a stage where the heart is affected. All our blood is turned into poison. The chemistry of the body is altogether disturbed. Anger causes an...
Posted: 03.11.2016
 
Results Of Deep Breathing The first consequence of deep breathing would be to ensure adequate catering of the needs of the body. The second result would be an increase of morale. The mind would become more vigorous and stable, the nervous system and the endocrine system would function in a balanced way. Breathe in slowly, breathe out slowly! The balance would be restored of itself. One would come to have...
Posted: 03.11.2016
 
I often ask people: Is non-violence good? Is non-possession good? Do you have any experience of them? The answer I got is, that so far as experience is concerned, they have not had it ever. I then ask them, “Then, how can you say that non-violence and non-possession are good? Prompt comes the reply: “We believe it because that particular scripture says so.” This compels us to conclude that such religious...
Posted: 30.10.2016
 
DIWALI: Also a celebration of Mahaveer's Liberation... Mahaveer acheived enlightenment and kept spreading the light until the lord attained Nirvana (the day Jains co-commemorate by celebrating diwali). Auspicious strong vibrations of Mahaveer still continue to light the universe with message of Compassion, Non-violence and Spirituality... Preksha team wish you a very HAPPY DIWALI!!!
Posted: 21.10.2016
 
Every religious person swears by scriptures, be they the Gita, the Agams, the Pitaks, the Quran, or the Bible. Do religious people never feel inclined to question the accuracy of things written in the scriptures thousands of years ago? Have we properly and correctly understood scriptural texts? Have we personally experienced the truths contained in them? ~Acharya Mahapragya
Posted: 20.10.2016
 
I've seen Mahapragya for many years. I never saw hatred in him for anyone. He is indifferent even towards opposing people. Acharya Tulsi on Acharya Mahapragya
Posted: 19.10.2016
 
International Preksha Meditation camp ongoing at Guwahati in holy presence of H.H. Acharya Mahashraman
Posted: 18.10.2016
 
One should not delude oneself into believing in the maxim, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth'. My guru has taught me, to treat the virtuous and the wicked alike. ~Acharya Mahapragya
Posted: 17.10.2016
 
Practice and Detachment are the two means of controlling the mind. Both require effort, neither is endowed by nature. ~Krishna
Posted: 14.10.2016
 
4 stages of Mental development in the context of meditation as per great Acharya Hemchandra: 1. Being un-stable or distracted 2. Rising and falling or ups and downs 3. Union: it denotes a stage when the mind is tuned to or united with the aim in view. Constant practice makes the two almost inseparable. 4. Complete absorption or dissolution
Posted: 13.10.2016
 
Thinking, Decision, and Action There is a famous sutra regarding skilful work- there should not be much time in between taking a decision, thinking it through, and executing it into action. Thinking about it today, taking a decision after an year, and executing it into action after five years, won’t do. The long thinker destroys himself. That is, the one who thinks about an idea for a long period of time and...
Posted: 12.10.2016
 
Two closely juxtaposed glands: one of happiness, the other of unhappiness. When excited, the former creates infinite joy, immune to all external circumstances. The latter, on the other hand, becomes the source of pervasive unhappiness. Our sustained endeavor to seek spirituality excites the gland of happiness so much that even a momentary set back results in unhappiness. Because of our abysmal ignorance, we are...
Posted: 11.10.2016
 
What is mind, and what constitutes its unsteadiness? To attribute unsteadiness to the mind is a mistake, for unsteadiness belongs to the body and to breathing. Until we do not master the art of disengaging the body from unsteadiness and do not know the profound truth about breathing, we will continue to regard the mind as unsteady. The day body, speech, and breathing become firmly steady, we will realise the...
Posted: 11.10.2016
 
A trained mind alone can be religious. To say that an un-trained mind can be religious is both, contradiction in terms and a self-deception. Centuries have passed and yet man has not been able to find ways of steadying the mind simply because he has not understood the above equation. The very first step to being religious is winning over the mind. ~Acharya Mahapragya
Posted: 07.10.2016
 
Until one moves from remissness to awareness he cannot get light, reality and immortality. One should try to avoid the actions of remissness. One can become "veetraag" and be successful by his determination and practice of remaining constantly in the state of awareness. ~Acharya Mahashraman
Posted: 06.10.2016
 
In spiritual pursuit there is always conflict between remissness and awareness. After continuous practice, a spiritual person can develop such a state that all the conflicts get resolved and remissness is defeated and awareness wins. Man wants to move from darkness to light, from "asat" to "sat" and from mortality to immortality. But until he moves from remissness to awareness he cannot get light, reality and...
Posted: 05.10.2016
 
Once, a man was praying to his God standing in the night. Suddenly the king passed by him. The king asked - ‘O Mahatma! Why are you standing? This is the time to sleep and you are awake. If you are scared of any enemy then I shall arrange for security. The sage replied - ‘O king! I am not scared of external enemies but of my inner. I myself shall have to become police for that. No other person can help...
Posted: 04.10.2016
 
There are three obstacles to Meditation: 1. memory 2. imagination 3. current incident Extricating oneself from all the three and relating consciousness to the soul is meditation ~Acharya Mahapragya

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