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Bhavana with Lesya Dhyan


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Bhavana with Lesya Dhyan

  1. 1. Arun Zaveri Phone: +91 22 2414-2989 Email: Paryushan Parva Lecture Series Jain Center of Greater Boston Norwood, Massachusetts, USA September 2-9, 2013 Day 7 for Emotional, Mental and Physical Well-being
  2. 2.  Fruition of inauspicious karma produces ashubh lesya  Produces negative urges, impulses, and an imbalance in the neuro-endocrine secretions in the body  The hormonal imbalance produce powerful negative emotions, feelings, and behavior:  These produce emotional tensions as well as attract more inauspicious karma – (the vicious cycle) Fruition of Inauspicious Karma The Root Cause of Emotional, Mental, and Physical Disorders • Enmity • Envy • Cruelty • Violence • Impatience • Insecurity • Irrational fears • Intolerance • Anger • Pride • Deceit • Greed 2
  3. 3. Endocrine Imbalance & Emotional Tensions Messages from nucleus of cells secrete toxins and poisons into blood-stream The Perfect Recipe for Disaster! CELL Nucleus  Weakens the immune system  Causes inflammation in the body 3
  4. 4. Most of the diseases are psychosomatic -- caused or worsened by emotional tensions & stress Physical Diseases & Disorders  Heart disease  Hypertension  Diabetes  Obesity  Insomnia  Depression Emotional Tensions Emotional tensions are time bombs that eventually explode into all kinds of physical ailments  Nervousness  Anxiety  Headaches  Acidity /Ulcer  Arthritis  Dermatitis 4
  5. 5. And eventually succumb to  the vicious circle of drugs and medicines  harmful addictions and debilitating habits The outcome is always the same  pain, suffering, loss of health and wealth  premature death!! As remedies, most people  try to “cure” the symptoms with medicines, which often have severe side-effects, or  find false relief in alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs The Common Outcome 5
  6. 6. Holistic Healing The root causes of psychosomatic disorders must be removed at the mental, emotional, and spiritual levels Today, many doctors also agree that Meditation helps Medication 6
  7. 7.  Observe the subtle aspects of one’s own self by direct perception, and produce desirable changes/effects via contemplation, visualization and auto-suggestions  Derived from ancient Jain philosophy and is supported by modern scientific theories of body and mind  Powerful tool for • Removing the effects of inauspicious karma • Replacing it with positive virtues • Restoring emotional, mental, and physical health • Living peaceful and happy life Contemplative (Bhavana) Meditation Therapeutic Thinking 7
  8. 8.  Amity (Maitri)  Appreciation (Pramod)  Compassion (Karuna)  Equanimity (Madhyastha) Bhavanas 8
  9. 9. Shubh Lesya  Visualize and perceive bright light surrounding the entire body • Tejo – orange • Padma – Yellow • Shukla – white  Produces a shubh lesya that counteracts the effects of inauspicious karma  Balances the functions of the mind and body 9
  10. 10. Perception of Psychic centers Knowledge (Cerebral Cortex) Enlightenment (Pineal) Intuition (Pituitary) Purity (Thyroid) Bliss (Thymus) Bio-electricity (Adrenal) Energy (Gonads) Focusing full attention at the psychic centers along with auto-suggestions harmonizes neuroendocrine secretions 10
  11. 11. Bhavana - Therapeutic Thinking  Positive thoughts permeates in every cell of the body  Produces healing bio-chemicals  Purges toxins CELL Nucleus Messages of therapeutic bio-chemicals 11
  12. 12. Amity  By harming others one damages himself  Enmity leads to irrational fears, cruelty, violence  Friendship leads to fearlessness and peace  Change negative patterns (e.g., blaming others)into positive patterns (e.g., well wishes, politeness)  Increase power of tolerance, purify own weakness  Establish amity 12
  13. 13. Appreciation of Good Qualities of Others  Identify and acknowledge good qualities of others  Have a positive attitude  Avoid arguments  Avoid finding faults or defects in others  Encourage good qualities of others  Reduces jealousy – a mental disorder that destroys relationships with others and emotional well-being of one’s own self 13
  14. 14. Forgiveness  Social and professional relationships improve  Mind relaxes  Friendship increases  Ego vanishes  Tolerance increases  Forgive everyone while not considering the other person’s age, status, rank, position, etc. 14
  15. 15. Compassion      15
  16. 16. Equanimity -     16
  17. 17. Kayotsarg: Steadiness Relaxed muscles Body cast away Mental steadiness Self-awareness Feel separateness No attraction / aversion Message of equanimity Only seeing & knowing Contemplation: Auto suggestions Positive virtues Establish:  Amity  Appreciation  Compassion  Equanimity Benevolent Lesya Taijjas Body Purification of Primal Karmic Expressions Inhibition of Influx of Karma Falling off of Karma Contemplative (Bhavana) Meditation Soul (Atma) Karma body Taijjas body Physical Body 17
  18. 18. Steps of Contemplative Meditation:  Preconditions: Place – body posture – Steadiness  Recitation of Mantra  Recitation of aim and resolve  Relaxation with self-awareness  Internal journey in the spinal cord  Perception of: • conscious breathing deliberately make long • body • psychic centres • psychic colors (Lesya cleansing)  Contemplation with Auto-suggestions 18