The main purpose of the practice of preksa-dhyana
is to purify the mental states. Mind is constantly choked by contaminating
urges, emotions and passions. This hampers the flow of wisdom. The hurdles
of uncleanliness must first be removed. When the mind is cleansed peace of
mind automatically surfaces. Balance of mind, equanimity and the state of
well-being are also experienced simultaneously.
As we shall see later, manifestation of "Taijasa
Lesya" is the commencement of purity of mind. The state of' well being
is ever associated with Taijasa Lesya. Thus "Taijasa Lesya"
brings about the state of well-being; "Padma Lesya" brings about
peace of mind; and "Sukla Lesya" results in purity and equanimity.
It should always be remembered that the ultimate aim of
sadhaka is purity and equanimity-freedom from contamination of
passions. The state of well-being is not our ultimate aim, it will
inevitably ensue; nevertheless, it is not the objective. Similarly
peacefulness is also a secondary benefit and will always be achieved, but
not the aim. We have to transcend both these mental states to reach our
ultimate purpose, viz. total purity of mind and goodness.