Science of Living and Social Life
If meditation does not result in change, it will not be
judged valuable. All actions have to be evaluated In relation to society.
There is in this sense neither an individual value nor an individual norm.
By bringing about change in the individual, meditation effects change in
society. Here it is worth noting that Preksha Meditation is a
scientific process. It operates on the basis of cause-effect relationship.
If the physiological and psychological on the one hand and
the meditational or the spiritual on the other could be combined, the
whole gamut of social life would be transformed. Once the physiological
and the spiritual combine, a new consciousness can emerge. Our main aim is
the transformation of consciousness. Physiological change can at best
serve a therapeutic function. It cannot bring about the transformation of
consciousness. It is only meditation which can do so.
Change in consciousness brings about behavioural changes.
One can become truly nonviolent and non-acquisitive only after there has
been a transformation of consciousness. Attachment, passion, pugnacity, in
fact everything lodged in our consciousness.
One who practises meditation does not look down upon others
as his slaves. His attitude towards the master-servant relationship
undergoes a thorough change. He successfully overcomes the tendency to
hurt the ego of another person. Behind all quarrels, whether in the family
or between employers and employees or between masters and servants, is
this tendency to hurt someone's ego.
Far-reaching behavioural changes result from the practice
When meditation comes to fruition, consciousness is purged
of all dross and intuition is awakened.