22.06.2019 ►Indore ►Basic philosophy of the practice of Preksha Meditation

Published: 22.06.2019

Indore: 22.06.2019

The basis of the practice of Preksha meditation is the philosophy of the practice of samvar (stopping of influx of karma) and Nirjara (shedding of karma) by lord Mahavira.
How does samvar and Nirjara become fruitful with the practice of Preksha meditation?

The main reason of the bondage of karma is passion (anger, conceit, illusion, greed, attachment, aversion, etc.) and the coalescence of the actions of mind, speech and body. Worldly being is travelling this world from time infinite due to the cycle of action (inspired by passion), its nature, bondage of karma and iteration.

Primarily, with the practice of Preksha meditation the fickleness of mind, speech, body is constrained as much as possible and the consciousness is made the knower and it is practiced to keep the consciousness away from actions that are inspired with passion. Resultantly with the restraint of action and fickleness, the bondage of karma begins to reduce. This is samvar (stopping of influx of karma). Consequently, the cycle of action, its nature, the bondage of karma, its iterance begins to break and the purification of the soul beings.


In Preksha meditation, the fickleness of speech and body is restrained, the mind is kept focused on a support object, the consciousness is made the knower and during this period whatever karma rises in the form of action, they are seen by the observer and are not endured by the nature of the action. This leads to the karma to perish without any impact, hence no new bondage of karma occur. This is Nirjara (shedding of karma), this purifies the soul.


Another aspect of Nirjara is that, till the consciousness is constantly tried to be kept as a knower, the concentration of the mind increases. Fickleness is contained. When the purification of consciousness increases, then there is a fierce vibration in the karmic body, the empire of the karmic body shakes and there is a shedding of many karma at once.


The third aspect of Nirjara is that when the consciousness is in the state of the knower, then the karma are not endured in this state, and when they do not become the nature of the action, then the speed of shedding of karma increases and this increases the speed of rising of karma, the karma thus gives its fruit before its designated time which is known as udirina. Since, we are in the state of being the knower even these karma undergo shedding and as they shed they do not influence the soul.


Hence, with samvar the bondage of new karma lessens and with Nirjara the bond of old attached karma breaks and the soul becomes pure and the practitioner frees from the cycle of birth and death and becomes an omniscient free soul.

Article by:
Rajendra Modi, Advance Preksha trainer
Indore, India

Translated by: Urwashi Lunia

Sources
Preksha Foundation
Edited by Amit Jain
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