Time: 35 min: 5 stages Only for children — 8-16 years
What is your goal? What will you do in future? What is your favourite subject? Unfortunately, children are not able to answer these questions satisfactorily. In these modern times, the understanding and potential of our children is definitely increasing, but they are moving away from their goal. It is certain that they will follow and do those things in their future life that they are seeing and understanding today in their childhood, because the mindset is influenced by the environment. Gajanan is a power related to Dhyan.when the mind is put to rest with the help of a certain process, then, such a restful state is the state of Yog. In Mahabharat, when Arjun becomes restless and strays from his goal, Shri Krishna said, “त्रैगुण्य-विषया वेदा निस्त्रैगुण्योभवार्जुन। निर्द्वन्द्वो नित्य-सत्त्वस्थो निर्योगक्षेम आत्मवान्।।”
“Arjun, you must move beyond the three gunas sat, raj and tam. Come out of the state of conflict, and enter the state of stability”. This state of stability is called as the state of Yog. A restless mind is the root cause of all problems. A restless mind gives birth to disorganization. A restful mind gives rise to organized life. If the mind is organized, it will take up any challenge and strive to win over it. This dhyan can be beneficial only after being initiated by a teacher of the ‘Sai-amrit’ method.
THERE ARE MANY LEVELS OF THE MIND. THE SUBTLE LEVEL, AND THE ONE EVEN MORE SUBTLE IS THE SOURCE OF THE THOUGHT ENERGY AND GAJANAN DHYAN.
According to psychology, there are five states of the mind:
In the first state, the mind is very unstable or fidgety. It is like a child, sad in one moment and happy in the other moment. In the other state, it is inactive. There is no willingness to either do anything or to think about anything. The third state is that of a common man. Sometimes he experiences peace and sometimes he experiences sorrow. The fourth state is the state of stability of mind, where there is a lot of peace and one does not feel stressful. The fifth state is of absolute peace, where one is aware of one’s inner self. To develop the psychic powers in a methodical manner and to unite them with the supreme is called yog lakshya dhyan. This dhyan will not only develop the intellect of the children, but will also bring them close to their goal and help them enter the higher stags of success, values and the higher rules of nature. There are five stages of this dhyan. Whether you do this dhyan in the morning or in the evening, always do it in white light. Before doing the dhyan, make the environment positive with the fragrance of jasmine flowers.
FIRST STAGE: TIME LIMIT 10 MINUTES
Lie down on your back. Place a pillow or a folded blanket under your head. The ends of the pillow should be right under your shoulders. This will help to relax the muscles of your shoulders and neck. Do not use a very high pillow, because the neck will be raised to a very high level and instead of relaxing the neck, it will put unnecessary strain. Place both your hands on your sides. Leave some space between your sides and the hands. The palms should be open and facing upwards. The feet should be straight and slightly apart. Keep your eyes closed. Try to focus on your body and the various parts of the body which are in contact with the ground. This is very important, because in this way, you start developing your awareness towards the different parts of your body. Try to feel the points of contact between your body and the floor. If the muscles of your hips have joined together, bring them apart. Focus on the pressure exerted on the hips by the floor till they relax. Now think of the points of contact between the right heel and the floor for a few seconds. Repeat with the left heel.
Now gradually focus on the points of contact of the right arm, right palm, left arm, left palm, centre part of the back, both the shoulders, back of the head and finally the points of contact between the entire body and the floor. Focus on every point of contact for a few seconds. Now try to experience immense heaviness in your right leg, as if it is sinking in the ground. Even if you don’t experience any heaviness, do not worry. It is important to practice this in the beginning. Now try to feel lightness in the right leg. Repeat the same procedure with the left leg too. Try to feel the heaviness in the entire leg and then feel as if it is loosening up and sinking in the ground. Feel this for a few seconds. Repeat the same procedure with the right and left arm also. If your palms are stressed, then they will be half opened. So try to remove the stress from your palms. Feel the shoulders sink into the pillow and try to lighten the burden from them. Many people keep their shoulders stooped habitually due to stress. Let the shoulders sink into the pillow. Now loosen your lower jaw, but keep your mouth closed. If you feel stress in your head, relax the muscles of the head. During this practice, many thoughts related to worries and problems will emerge in your mind. Tell them to come later because right now you are doing Shavasan. Do not suppress your thoughts, but rather direct your awareness according to this procedure in relaxing the various parts of your body in an organized manner. The flow of energy is more in some parts and low in some parts of the body. So to make it even, practice seeing your body from toe to head 10 to 15 times. Feel that there is peace, peace, peace all around you and your body is calm and relaxed. Now place both your hands 2 inches below the navel. Exert slight pressure on this area with both your fingers. Keeps your eyes totally closed, take 8-10 deep breaths and feel that the flow of energy moves upwards as you breathe in and down as you breathe out. This method of the first stage destroys the negative energy of your body and fills all the parts of your body with fresh energy. You will become capable of taking the right decisions.
SECOND STAGE – TIME LIMIT 10 MINUTES
Fold a blanket and spread on the floor. Now note how you have to sit in Sukhasan. Sit with both the legs spread in front. Bend the left leg and place the heel under the right thigh. Place the right ankle under the left thigh. The head, neck and spine should be straight and in one line, but there should be no rigidity in them. Place both your hands either on your knees or in your lap. Close your eyes. Leave your entire body loose. Don’t keep your arms straight or very rigid. Leave them loose. Back should be straight, but stress free. Now move your body to reorganize your posture. Remember, the spine should be straight. Now close your eyes and relax your entire body. Determine in your mind that you will not move your body throughout the practice. You should also remember that, during the practice, if you move your body, your awareness will be disturbed and diverted from the practice. That is why, to achieve this, you should be well prepared in advance. So focus only on your body and forget everything else. Now open your eyes. Look at the ‘Sai-amrit’ Divya Jyoti with full concentration. At this time, all your focus should be on the Divya Jyoti. Do not look at any other thing, just look at the Divya Jyoti constantly. Do not blink or move your eye balls. Do not put unnecessary strain on your eye balls. If you cannot avoid blinking, then it is best to go ahead and blink. After practicing for some time, you will notice that you are can now look at it without blinking for a long time. Remember that your eyes should be relaxed. This is important and significant. If strain is exerted on the eyes, then you must relax them as much as possible. Remember that it is stress that makes the eyes to blink frequently. But after doing this practice for some time, you will notice that the blinking of your eyes and the movement of your eye balls has stopped automatically. Be absolutely aware of the Divya Jyoti. Similarly, now you must try to focus your awareness in such a way that you are able to forget your body. If your mind gets distracted, do not lose hope, but try to bring it back into practice. Initially, look at the Divya Jyoti for 2 to 3 minutes only. Then close your eyes. Now look at the internal image of the Divya Jyoti formed after closing the eyes. If you are unable to see the image, do not be disheartened. Continue to practice. Try to imagine the form of Divya Jyoti. Try to be absolutely aware of the internal image. If you see any subtle scene, or any unwanted thoughts come into your mind, or you experience anything else, just continue to see it as a passive viewer. Continue to see the internal image till a clear picture is visible. When it starts fading, open your eyes and again look at the Divya Jyoti without blinking. Focus all your awareness on the Divya Jyoti and forget everything else. In this way, look at the Divya Jyoti for 2 to 3 minutes and try that you do not blink or move your eye balls. Again close your eyes and look at the internal image till it is clearly visible. Before completing the practice, look at the darkness spread in front of the closed eyes. If any thought comes to your mind, be aware of it.
THIRD STAGE: TIME LIMIT 5 MINUTES
Keep your eyes closed. Pray in the Sukhasan posture. Pray that ‘My mind and intellect has become calm and balanced by the grace of the ‘Sai-amrit ‘ Divya Jyoti which is the reflection of my own soul, my own God, and I have become totally awakened and aware. I am grateful to God. It is my nature to be calm, modest and happy. I am experience peace in my heart due to the blessing of God all around me. My mind is focused and alert towards the goal. I feel happy.
FOURTH STAGE: TIME LIMIT 5 MINUTES
Lie down in Shavasan posture as you did in the first stage. Leave your body loose. Try to focus on all those factors which are stopping you from achieving your goal and how you can remove those problems. Think again and again. Continue to think till you find a solution in your mind. As soon as any negative thought comes, immediately switch to a positive thought for solution. Slowly, negative thoughts will stop coming and you will be at peace. Your progress will begin from here.
FIFTH STAGE: TIME LIMIT 5 MINUTES
Continue to lie down in the Shavasan posture. Let all the thought come to your mind. Focus your attention on the Divya Dhwani. Feel your body relax and calm down. All your attention should be focused only on the melodious Divya Dhwani and feel that your mind has been purified and has become positive by the Divya Dhwani. You are now ready to achieve your goal. Imagine again and again that you have already achieved your goal. Your mind had always been ready to accept any challenge for the future and is ready even today. You have succeeded in achieving your goal.
MATERIAL USED IN GAJANAN DHYAN:-
Sai-amrit Divya Jyoti, Sai-amrit Divya Dhun, Sai-amrit Dhoop Batti and Jasmine flowers or perfume.
Helps in enhancing the learning capacity, improves the potential to learn, increases the working capacity, increases the job satisfaction, helps in achieving the goal, helps in integrating clear and free flow of thoughts, prepares the intellect for positive thinking at a young age and keeps the person ready to take the right decisions, wisdom, happiness, progress and achieving the goals in future.