International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part O
Preksha meditation: The technique for purifying and knowing self
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Miteshkumar G Vagh
The objective of meditation is not to acquire physical goodness alone, but to acquire total psychical goodness by eradicating all evil from one's thoughts, speech and action. It is a "process of remedying inner incompleteness and reducing inner discord" as aptly stated by William James.To achieve this objective, the system of Preksha Dhyana bifurcates into (a) Concentration of Perception and (b) Concentration of Thought i.e. Preksha and anu preksha in the former technique of meditation, perception and awareness are primarily used for concentration; thinking is considered a distraction and is banished as far as possible. In the latter technique, the conscious mind is encouraged to engage itself in a 'thinking process i.e. contemplation. Perception and contemplation both awaken and develop practitioner's conscious reasoning and thereby modify one's attitude and behaviour. Contemplation is, sometimes, defined as 'religious' meditation which is non-discursive (i.e. intuitive) and mostly mystical. But in Preksha Dhyan, contemplation is both discursive as well as intuitive. It means, research and deliberate reflection for Truth and Reality. This paper gives detail of elements and techniques of preksha meditation
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Dr. Miteshkumar G Vagh. Preksha meditation: The technique for purifying and knowing self. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):818-821.