Preksha Meditation

Posted: 20.01.2004
Updated on: 22.04.2012

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Preksa meditation, Preksha Dhyan, Preksha Dhyana, Prekshadhyan, Prekshadhyana, Prekshā Dhyān, Prekṣā Dhyāna

Anyone practicing deep breathing with concentration, commitment and sincerity will experience a vibration in the spinal cord. Going deeper into the practice, he will feel something creeping along it. When this happens, he will feel a strange kind of peace and stillness. The whole body gets cool as if he is a hot and tired traveler relaxing under the shadow of a tree. After the practice, just ten or fifteen minutes of slow breathing will free his mind of thought and ambiguities. He enters a state of no-mind.

- H.H. Acharya Mahapragya

Preksha Meditation [Preksha Dhyan] is an universal method for individual solutions, the lost meditation technique of Jainism. It was the former Terapanth Svetambara Jain Muni Nathmal, then Yuvacharya and now Late Acharya Mahapragya, who rediscovered it - supported strongly by his then Acharya Tulsi - in the ancient scriptures in the middle of the 20th century.

He retired into the jungles to practise it, and then rendered it into modern language. With his editorial team consisting of ascetics of the Terapanth order, he matched it with modern science and began to present it in public in the seventies of the past century.

Since then, the thorough research in Eastern Mysticism coupled with Western Science is taught to anyone who wants to live in harmony with his inner powers. It is practised with i.e. pupils and students, administrational employees, researchers, patients recovering from severe heart and other diseases as well as young and healthy people.

Preksha means to perceive and realise the subtlest aspects of ones own self, 'to see the self with the self'. Basically it consists of the perception of the body, the psychic centres, breath and of contemplation processes initiating the process of personal transformation. It is a comprehensive system of meditation exercises for attitudinal change, behavioural modification and integrated development of personality.

The main aim of Preksha meditation is to reach and purify the deeper levels of existence. Regular practice strengthens the immunity system, builds up stamina to resist against ageing process, pollution, chemical toxins, viruses, diseases, food adulteration etc.

Preksha meditation keeps the body healthy and the mind happy. It's easy to learn and practice for all people irrespective of any barriers.

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