Anekanta: The Third Eye: [09.12] Transformation - The Secret Of The Rule For Spiritual Practice

Published: 31.08.2007
Updated: 06.08.2008

We should reflect on every aspect with the perspective of anekanta. Meditation, thoughts, concentration, pranayama, restraint of the senses and passions and discipline are all rules for spiritual practice. When they are associated with knowledge they become rules for spiritual practice. When they are used to achieve learning, then they motivate spiritual practice. When they become rules for materialism then they dissuade spiritual practice. They should never be given any value.

The basic rule of spiritual practice is to know. It is never anekantic. To know for the sake of knowing alone and not towards consumption: that is the rule for spiritual practice. All that get associated with this become rules for spiritual practice. Know and perceive. Know your breath and see it. Do not react to it. The secret of spiritual practice is to know, not to react to it, not for consumption. When man begins to use everything towards consumption, he becomes sad. But when he only knows, he does not become sad.

  • Anekanta: The Third Eye by Acharya Mahaprajna, © 2002
  • Translated by Sudhamahi Regunathan
  • Published by Jain Vishva Bharati Institute (Deemed University), Ladnun, Rajasthan, India

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