21.11.2010 ►Mind and Life Conference ►The Effect of the Jain System of Preksha Meditation on Human Brain Proved Scientifically

Posted: 06.12.2010
Updated on: 15.02.2012

Mind and Life Conference

Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar, the renowned Jain saint scientifically explained the effect of Preksha Meditation on human brain and proved that it was effective in bringing about the desirable change in the behaviour through bio-chemical transformation responsible for destructive emotions.

He was speaking in the five-days "International Conference on Contemplative Sciences" organized here at India Habitat Centre by Mind and Life Institute, U. S. A., headed by Dalai Lama.

There was a dialogue between eminent scientists from all over the world and the meditation practitioners of the Jain, Buddhist, Vedanta and Yoga philosophy. Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar who is a versatile scholar of many branches of knowledge including modern sciences and ancient philosophies, in his presentation, consistently showed how human consciousness at the subtlest level effected the grosser phenomena taking place in the brain. He explained that the Jain contemplative practices like perception of psychic colours at the psychic centres, co-related with the endocrine glands and the limbic system, could bring about the inhibition of the destructive passions like anger, hate etc., and result in total self-transmutation. He also gave in brief the archaeological and historical evidence in favour of the Jain practices, together with its complete metaphysical basis.

Mr. Arun Zaveri, an expert exponent and practitioner of Preksha Meditation System, made the power point presentation depicting the exact neuro-scientific changes. A complete account of the recent success stories on empirical basis was also given. It proved the efficacy of the Jain practices by curing more than 20000 heart patients suffering from coronary heart disease by reversing the risk factors, under strict vigilance of Dr. S. C. Manchanda, the former Head & Professor of Cardiac Department of AIIMS, New Delhi.

The scientific researchers also corroborated the effect of Preksha Meditation in the field of education, where through empirical evidence involving measurement through Electro-encephalogram, Electro­cardiogram, Electro-myogram etc., it was shown that the overall development of the physical, intellectual, mental and emotional aspects had taken place. In the same way, it was proved successful in the sociological and psychological fields, solving the problems of intoxicants, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, crimes etc..

It was claimed that a successful experiment was carried out in the Naxalite areas of Bihar and Jharkhand by bringing about a non-violent socio-economic revolution through training in non-violence based on the Jain practices, coupled with proper training in self-employment techniques.

Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar appealed to the participant-scientists to collaborate with the researches working at the Jain Vishva Bharati University at Ladnun (Rajasthan) to show the pragmatic values of the applications of the Preksha Meditation, Science of Living, Training in non-violence etc., in mitigating the problems in the fields of Health, Education, Sociology, Psychology, Socio-economic etc., and ultimately get success in overcoming violence, aggressiveness, cruelty, deceitfulness, selfishness etc., and establishing a world order based on permanent peace.

The participants included Dalai Lama, Dr. Richard Davidson, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dr. John Dunne, Emory University, Dr. Daniel Goleman, Psychologist, Author, Dr. P N Tondon, President, National Brain Research Centre, Haryana, India, Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, MP Rajya Sabha, Former Secretary, Department of Arts , Ministry of HRD. Dalai Lama himself very much appreciated the work done in the field of Jain contemplative practices and was highly impressed by Munishri's presentation.

 

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