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Acharya Mahapragya was a great Jain saint of modern times, and I enjoyed reading his progressive articles on various issues in the local newspapers. He received various awards and honours for his scholarship and his efforts in promoting nonviolence and harmony.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mah%C4%81praj%C3%B1a


He along with Acharya Tulasi are creditted with reviving and popularising the ancient art of Preksha meditation.

https://www.preksha.com/preksha/principles/
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Ajay0 wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:25 am
He along with Acharya Tulasi are credited with reviving and popularising the ancient art of Preksha meditation.

https://www.preksha.com/preksha/principles/
Sections 28 & 32 of this Sutra are mentioned as a source on Preksha meditation:

https://www.dharmapaths.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2099
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Ajay0 wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:25 am He along with Acharya Tulasi are creditted with reviving and popularising the ancient art of Preksha meditation.
https://www.preksha.com/preksha/principles/
Interesting, sounds very similar to Buddhist meditations.
Basic components

In order to achieve perfection in the technique of Preksha Meditation, one has to pass through various stages. The basic components of Preksha Meditation are:

Kayotsarg (relaxation)
Antaryatra (internal trip)
Shvas Preksha (perception of breathing)
Sharir Preksha (perception of physical body)
Chaitanya Kendra Preksha (perception of psychic centers)
Leshya Dhyna (perception of psychic colour)
Anupreksha (contemplation)
Chanting of Mantras (mantra meditation)
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