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R E S E A R C H - on Guided Meditation – Analysis of Pranahuti by Trainers
 

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Introduction

Pujya SriRamchandraji Maharaj of Shahjahanpur, U.P, India, in the article, Method of Training says that "Every transmission from the preceptor, even if given with a lack of confidence in himself, will give light to the abhyasi, whether the latter feels it or not is due to lack of sensitivity, because the one and the same force is working in all of us." (SDG Pg 54, 2006 Edition).

The Institute of SriRamchandra Consciousness is conducting training programs on Pranahuti Aided Meditation, which are of two-day duration at various centers in India and abroad. In the training programs theoretical classes on the principles, meditational methods and other aspects of P.A.M are elucidated along with conduct of practical Meditational sessions by a qualified adept (trainer) of ISRC called as Guided Meditation. In the meditation session, a taste of Pranahuti is given to the practicants and their experiences are recorded.

Pranahuti is an act of internal Divine will of a capable person who is committed to the progress of the aspirant in the spiritual path without any personal/selfish motive. It does not require words or touch. Pranahuti is offering (ahuti) of thought (prana) done through silent suggestions.

In the system of the Natural Path, aspirants are asked to meditate on the heart with a supposition that there is Divine Light without luminosity present in the heart.

Prana is experienced as

  • Happiness � this is felt as Peace, Joy, Blissful, Contentment, Ecstasy, Good, Pleasant, Satisfaction, Serenity
  • Balanced Condition � this is felt as Calmness, Quiet, Absorbency, Blankness, , Comfortable, Silent, Single Pointedness, Steady, Stillness

  • Freedom � this is felt as Relaxation, Freshness, Lightness, Free, Clear, Ease, Expansion, Floating, Purity, Weightless, Emptiness, Solace
  • Life activity � this is felt as vibrations, flow, jerks, light ( when matter comes in contact with energy), brightness, colours, heat, cool
  • Aspiration � this is felt as Self less thoughts, thoughts on Goal of Life, confidence to do Practice, thoughts about the divine

Study

This report aims to present the fact that Pranahuti offered by various trainers of the Institute gives the same experience to the aspirants. This case study presents the factual data of meditational experiences of the aspirants who have taken the guided meditational sessions during the training programs from Aug 2002 to July 2007 conducted at Imperience, Hyderabad. During this period, 1116 persons have participated in the guided meditations and 34 trainers have conducted the guided meditations.

Table 1 gives the number of trainers by gender.

Trainers

Number

Percentage

Males

29

85.29%

Females

5

14.71%

Total

34

 

Table - 2 gives the trainers by Educational Qualifications.

Trainers

Number

Percentage

Graduate and above

33

97.06%

Others

1

2.94%

Total

34

 

Table 3 gives the trainers by age group

Trainers

Number

Percentage

30 - 40 Years

11

32.35%

40 - 50 years

11

32.35%

50 - 60 years

5

14.71%

Above 60 years

7

20.59%

Total

34

 

Table 4 gives the trainers by years of service as a trainer.

Trainers

Number

Percentage

0 - 5 Years

1

2.94%

5 - 10 years

19

55.88%

Above 10 years

14

41.18%

Total

34

 

The levels from where Pranahuti was offered by the trainers are beyond the scope of this study.

The number of guided meditation reports per trainer varied from 2 to 132 with an average of 33. The percentage of reports who felt the effect of Pranahuti per trainer varied from 77% to 100% with an average of 91%

The feelings recorded were classified into the above five categories of Happiness, Balanced Condition, Freedom, Aspiration, Life Impulse. Since all these feelings are indicative of Prana being felt, they have been put in the �Percentage Felt� category. For instances where no specific feelings were observed, they have been put in the �Not able to express any specific feelings� category.

Table 5 gives the details of percentage of reports where the effect of Pranahuti was felt and otherwise.

Trainer

Total

Not able to express any specific feelings %

% Felt

Trainer_1

10

10%

90%

Trainer_2

58

19%

81%

Trainer_3

6

0%

100%

Trainer_4

3

0%

100%

Trainer_5

22

5%

95%

Trainer_6

66

6%

94%

Trainer_7

13

23%

77%

Trainer_8

16

6%

94%

Trainer_9

23

9%

91%

Trainer_10

12

0%

100%

Trainer_11

47

9%

91%

Trainer_12

24

13%

88%

Trainer_13

91

7%

93%

Trainer_14

102

10%

90%

Trainer_15

39

3%

97%

Trainer_16

30

17%

83%

Trainer_17

132

10%

90%

Trainer_18

62

13%

87%

Trainer_19

2

0%

100%

Trainer_20

20

10%

90%

Trainer_21

23

9%

91%

Trainer_22

15

7%

93%

Trainer_23

9

0%

100%

Trainer_24

20

0%

100%

Trainer_25

28

21%

79%

Trainer_26

39

3%

97%

Trainer_27

21

0%

100%

Trainer_28

28

0%

100%

Trainer_29

46

4%

96%

Trainer_30

13

23%

77%

Trainer_31

18

0%

100%

Trainer_32

27

11%

89%

Trainer_33

45

13%

87%

Trainer_34

6

17%

83%

 

1116

9%

91%

Conclusion

34 trainers have conducted guided meditation sessions and there are totally 1116 guided meditation reports. 1016 (91%) reports have expressed prana being felt as one of the feelings given above. 100 (9%) reports could not express any specific feelings. This could be due the aspirants lacking in sensitivity and hence could not express their feelings

Table 6 - Summary

 

 

Aspiration

Balanced Condition

Freedom

Happiness

Life Activity

Felt Pranahuti

Not able to express any specific feelings

Total

1116

1

204

510

271

30

1016

100

%

100

0.09%

18.28%

45.70%

24.28%

2.69%

91.04%

8.96%

It is concluded that transmission from any trainer has been felt by the aspirant because the one and the same force is working in all the trainers.