We and Colours
Aura, Leshya and Color Therapy
Around every person there is a
circle of rays blind to the naked eye. It consists of microscopic waves
knitted together like a web akin to the microscopic particles of cotton. The
formation and the quality of this circle of ray depends upon the thought wave
present inside the mind of the respective person at a point of time. Depending
upon the purity of thought this ever present circle of rays keeps changing its
colors and size. This circle of rays is called Aura.
Changes at physical level
originates from the changes at subtle body level. Hence by studying the aura,
it is possible to identify changes in advance. Every individual possess their
own aura which is normally different from other person/s. A halo is the purer
form of an aura and is only present around a few pure souled people. A halo is
like the circle of enlightenment that we paint around very holy people.
Sun light has seven colors, so
also does an aura. Even animals, plants and non-living objects possess an
aura, however, their aura do not change, it remain constant. American
scientist Dr.J.C. Trust has photographed human aura with extremely sensitive
microscopic camera. She believes that people who are very mean have an impure
and dull looking aura around them, while pure hearted people have a bright
shining aura. Various colors of aura are interpreted as golden yellow
represents spiritualism, light blue represents curative ability, pink
represents love and affection, red represents lust and anger, green represents
intelligence, smoky grey represents serious sickness; gloomy and dull or
Even thoughts come in different
colors to the extent that Jainism has nomenclatured the color of thoughts as
Leshya. The type of thought a person makes his behavior and ultimately his
nature which in turn governs the type of his Leshya. Violent people with a
bent towards sadism possess grey or black colored Leshya. Philanthropicís will
possess bright lemon or bright orange color. Snow white color will represent
purest level of thoughts.
The thought wave and the aura
can be changed through Leshya meditation. Leshya meditation is a part of
Preksha meditation and is called leshya, as it deals with colors.
There are seven colors which
have a direct impact on the human body. Colors are merely a part of light.
Colors are formed on 49th frequency of light. Colors are negative and light is
positive. The visible world of ours is a world of colors. Therefore, colors
have an impact on the body, mind and thoughts. Violence and rage have their
own color and odor. In Jain philosophy violence is supposed to have five
different colors. While some people feel immense happiness in hurting others,
some feel less satisfied at it. Some cannot even kill an ant. What is the
reason for this? If we look at it in depth, then we can realize that it is due
to the varying Leshyaís.
Scientists and psychologists
believe that colors have a profound influence on our lives. Color sets the
moods and this in turn affects our endocrine and nervous systems.
A strange incident took place
in former Soviet Union in a school. The students of a particular school were
found to be extremely aggressive. While analyzing reasons for aggressiveness,
it was discovered that the class room walls were painted red with red
curtains. The excess of red color had a direct impact on their behavior
because the red color activated their nervous system and blood pressure to
such an extent that they started becoming violent. This is so because the red
rays increase the heat and the strength of the body. The curtains and wall
color was changed to a pleasant blue color and soon everything became normal.
Hence, colors leave a direct impact on human mind.
Each organ of our body is
associated with a specific color. Heart, liver kidneys, blood, bones, flesh
and nerves has itís own special color. Even the microscopic cells also possess
color. The speech, thoughts and feelings are also believed to be colored.
Whenever the equilibrium of colors in an organ is weakened one becomes ill. By
color therapy, the balance is restored, it can be used to cure psychosomatic
illnesses and mental imbalances.
There is a deep relationship
between colors and thoughts. The aura around us is the combined effect of the
energy of the electric body, the electro-magnetic field and the rays of the
sun. The aura will be just as bright and light in color as the thoughts are
pure. The purer the thoughts of a person, the brighter and lighter will be the
aura around him. The aura determines the state of health of a person. The
thoughts are related to the mind and knowledge of a person. Thoughts, memory,
analyzing and forming a definite stand on any issue are all different branches
of knowledge. Thoughts are related to nervous system and emotions are related
to the endocrine glands. There are two organs which exhibit this, glands and
nervous system. Emotions have itís own colors. Through color meditation, it is
possible to change these colors, thereby bring about a change in behavior. One
can get rid of both mental and physical weakness, by continuously meditating
The technique consists of first
attaining full concentration on a particular psychic centre and then
visualising a specific bright color on the centre. After two three minutes
visualise that color radiating from the centre, spreading all around the body.
In color therapy, one must always perceive bright colors for the desired
results. However, before attempting the practice of color therapy the
practitioner must be thoroughly proficient in relaxation or kayotsarg,
perception of breath and perception of body and psychic centres.
|Centre of bliss
|Centre of purity
||Peacock neck blue
||Rising sun red
|Centre of wisdom
||Full moon white
anger and other states of agitation and excitement.
|Centre of energy
|Bottom end of the
|Centre of Bio
|Centre of bliss
|Near the heart
|Centre of purity
|Middle of the two
|Centre of the
|Centre of wisdom
||Top of the head
Importance & Impact of
Colors are a part of the light.
Light is a frequency. The light that we can see with our naked eyes is formed
on the 49th frequency of light, i.e. color. The colors that we can see become
visible in that form only on the basis of different frequencies. In the red
color alone there are 436 billion frequencies in one second. In violet color
there are 73 billion frequencies in one second. Color is the method to cure
diseases. It corrects the imbalance caused in the body. The food that we get
of the flora is actually a representation of mere colors in a solid form.
Every organ of the body have itís own color. Like liver and kidney are reddish
brown while heart is dark pink. Every endocrine glands have their own color.
They can be activated by using colors.
The color red is an element of
fire. Red is hot in nature. This color activates the nervous system and blood.
It also improves the functioning of the five senses and hence this has a
direct impact on our knowledge. It activates the cerebra spinal fluid. Red
rays have a positive effect on the liver and the muscles. They ionize and help
in breaking the alkaline element of the body. Without red, the body becomes
incapable of accepting anything from outside. The red color stimulates the
right side of the brain. According to color specialist, the red color acts as
a shield against all diseases. However, if red color is used in excess, then
it may cause fever and lethargy. Blue color should also be used along with
The green color is composed of
nitrogen gas. It is symbol of energy and useful for mental and physical
health. It makes the muscles, bones and cells stronger. It reduces the tension
in the blood pressure and blood arteries. It activates the pituitary glands.
It is also considered antiseptic in nature.
Yellow color is not a complete
color in itself. It is a mixture of red and green and for that reason it have
qualities of both. It revitalizes the cells. It has a positive electro
magnetic energy. It activates the mind. Yellow color represents the brain. By
meditating on this color, the mental weakness and depression is cured. It is a
heralder of joy and happiness.
It is a mixture of yellow and
red color. It is therefore of more heat then that of yellow and red color. It
effects the breath and stimulates the thyroid. The vibration of this color
opens any congestion in the lungs and strengthens them, increase the milk in
motherís breasts and help the pancreas.
Blue color basically effects
blood. It acts as a tonic for the blood. Vocal chord (Vishudhi Chakra)
meditation on it makes the mind calm. It is a harbinger of truth, peace, faith
Indigo makes the thyroid glands
inactive and activate the para thyroid glands. It purifies the blood and it
calms the breath. the practitioner is supposed to stare with complete
awareness at this indigo color with dark glasses and becomes totally averse to
any of his problems in the body. This is so because it takes the human mind to
such a high frequency that the person totally loses consciousness of his pain.
Violet stimulates the upper
portion of the mind. The color violet is said to give nutrition to the upper
part of the brain, purifies the blood and helps in strengthening bones. It
helps in curing the extremely violent and murderous people. This is so because
it makes the person very lethargic thus curing his temper. It controls
excessive yearning for hunger. Some scholars believe that violet color is ten
times better for achieving good results in meditation.
This color rouses the mind.
Thymus gland has uranium. It is helpful in the growth of the body. By lack of
uranium in the thymus gland the growth of the body gets stunted. This color
activates the thymus. It is a combination of green and yellow color.
This color is the symbol of
peace, purity and salvation. White color is a sort of awareness in the body
which is different from physical, mental and emotional awareness. Self
realization is the ultimate goal of meditation. Meditating on white color like
that of a full moon develops the highest degree of pure emotions. It creates
an even outlook to life, either in joy or in pain. None of the current
happenings, either good or bad, can carry away us with it. Meditation on white
color reduces aggressiveness, tensions, worries, anger, animosity.
From the philosophy of Acharya
Presented by Vidya Jain