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Historical background

The practice of meditation in India dates back to the time of Lord Rishabh, who was the propounder and the first Tirthankara (ford founder) of Jainism . Evidences in the Agamas (Jain Scripture) reveal that Bahubali , son of Lord Rishabh attained salvation after he practiced uninterrupted Kayotsarg , a form of meditation for twelve months. It is believed that he was so immobile that even creepers grew around his body .
Chakravarti Bharat, brother of Bahubali also attained seamless knowledge through contemplation and meditation. His dedication and perfection in the art of contemplation and meditation led him to become the omniscient - all knowing'.
Similarly, we know that the entire penance (sadhana ) of the twenty-fourth, the last tirthankar of Jainism, Lord Mahavir , revolved around meditation (dhyan ) and relaxation (kayotsarg). Hundreds of his ascetics were clairvoyants, telepathists, and omniscients , who had achieved special powers through the practice of meditation. Successive Acharyas (head of the sect) and the current ascetics of Jain community still continue to live with the same tradition.
The roots of the Jain tradition of meditation are found in the Jain Agamas. In the 28th chapter of Uttaradhyayan , we find a brief and systematic description of the path to salvation. References of this kind of penance can also be found in 32nd chapter of Uttaradhyayan. Findings in the ancient literature Ayaro , illustrates the process of Jain-sadhana in detail. Meditation and Asanas are also expounded in certain chapters of Sutrakritang , Bhagwati, and Sthananga. The description of penance is given in Aupapatika Sutra .
The later Jain Acharyas also contributed significantly towards the development of the practice of meditation. Acharya KundaKunda (1st Cent., A.D.), wrote Samayasara , Pravacanasara and introduced a new way to meditate. Acharya Umaswati (2nd and 3rd Cent., A.D.) edited Tattvartha Sutra in which he expounded the path to salvation through meditation. Acharya Bhadrabahu had practiced Mahaprana Meditation for twelve years. Acharya Haribhadrasuri added a new chapter to Jain-yoga in the 8th Cent., A.D. He introduced a new method and compared Jain-yoga with other methods. He wrote several books including Yoga Bindu, Yoga DrishtiSamuccaya, Yoga Shatak, and Yoga Vinshika. In the 12th Cent., A.D. Acharya Hemchandra wrote Yoga Shastra . The most recent contributions of Acharya Tulsi and Acharya Mahapragya (21st Cent.A.D.) 9th and 10th Acharyas of the JainTerapanth sect, respectively include extensive review and revival of the ancient tradition of meditation known as Preksha Meditation .

Foundation

In the middle age, the practice of meditation was overlooked in Jain tradition.

Acharya Tulsi was the pioneer to lay the foundation for the revival of this ancient art of meditation. Under his supervision, research was also initiated on the ancient Agam texts. The scholastic insight into the UttaradhyayanAgam and other scriptures reveal the facts related to the Swetambar and Digambar (two major Jain-sects) traditions. During the course of the study, diverse elements of meditation also came into light. Acharya Tulsidirected MuniNathmal (present Acharya Mahapragya ) to rediscover this ancient art of meditation and bring it back to life in the context of Jainism. Subsequently, during the Udaipur Chaturmas in 1948 (Vikram Sam vat 2019), work in this direction was initiated. The funda­mental elements of meditation were sorted out, experimented, and then put back into practice. Twenty years of dedicated efforts of Acharya Mahapragya finally bore fruits and the scientific path of Preksha Meditation along with spiritual vision came into existence at Jaipur in 1975.
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SAYAR BENGANI, DELHI

SAYAR BENGANI, DELHI

"Mr KC Jain inspired me to visit Adhyatma Sadhna Kendra Chhatarpur n do the Mantra Chanting in a unique scientific rhythmatic way n experience the difference both internally as also through Aura Scanning being done there. What I witnessed on 28th September was amazing. I entered meditative state within minutes of rhythmatic chanting n my pre n post scanning results just stunned me ( scans attached). I guess a combination of spiritual environment in Mantra Chanting room n the way it's being administered has played the critical role. Impact study by way of Aura scanning is bound to inspire each one. I thank Sh KC Jain for having invited me there n wish him n the Kendra all the best. SAYAR BENGANI DELHI"

अजित जैन , दिल्ली

अजित जैन , दिल्ली

"मैंने अपनी धर्मपत्नी के साथ अध्यात्म साधना केंद्र में हो रहे प्रेक्षा ध्यान शिविर में स्वास्थ्य हेतु भाग लिया । मेरी पत्नी के घुटनों में और बीपी में बहुत ज्यादा समस्या बढे होने के कारण दूसरे दिन हमने घर वापस जाने का निर्णय लिया। परंतु श्री के सी जैन के आश्वासन पर हमने 2 दिन और रुकने का फैसला लिया। यहां की योग थैरेपिस्ट ने जो उपचार प्रदान किया ना सिर्फ दर्द में आराम आया बल्कि वह बिना सहारे के चलने में सक्षम हो गई साथ में बढ़ी हुई बीपी में भी साइकोथेरेपी से विशेष फायदा हुआ । 7 दिन के प्रेक्षा ध्यान शिविर करने के उपरांत मेरी पत्नी पूरी तरह स्वस्थ महसूस कर रही हैं, हमने जाना की समस्या का कारण हम खुद हैं और समाधान भी भीतर है। मैं खुद भी अपने फ्रोजेन शोल्डर को पूरी तरह से स्वस्थ महसूस कर रहा हूं और मैंने 3 किलो वजन भी कम किया है। यहां पर हो रहे गहन वैज्ञानिक शोधों को AIIMS की रिसर्च टीम ने भी प्रमाणित किया है। पूरी टीम को हार्दिक धन्यवाद। नाम -अजित जैन , दिल्ली"

Raymond Vokwana Director, ARMSCORE,

Raymond Vokwana Director, ARMSCORE,

""What a wonderful experience!!! He captured my imagination. I am looking forward to my 10 days retreat. It was all mind boggling. We realize every day how little we know."""

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