Meditation makes the soul pure and pious. Once, a Shravak asked Achharya Shri, “Achharya Shri! How do you perform the great task of self-mediation?
Achharya Shri’s reply was, “It is not attainable in a single birth, but requires hard work and continuous practice of several births. To have a resolute mind, one should initially meditate the quartz- crystal made idol of Jinendra Dev.
By this process the soul becomes uncontaminated and pure like the quartz-crystal. The inner-self becomes clean like a mirror by concentrating on meditation. Deeper the concentration of meditation, greater is the control over the senses. Meditation leads to right perception. And a divine sight is achieved by the right perception.
The incident is of 1932 when Achharya Shri’s Chaturmas was going on in Jaipur. ”Panchas ” (heads) of Kudchi temple in South India sent Bal Brahamachari Rattoo to Jaipur to bring an idol for the temple.
Brahmachari came to Achharya Shri and revealed the desire of Panchas saying that they had instructed him to bring the idol according to the wishes of Achharya Shri. Maharaj Shri said, “Is the idol of Bhagwan Mahavir Swami ensconced there?
I can see the image of Bhagwan Mahavir in my mind. It would be better that the opinion of the panchas of the temple may again be sought telegraphically.
In reply they instructed to bring the idol of Bhagwan Parshvvanath. Achharya Shri said, “It was good that you have sought the opinion of panchas. I did see the idol of Bhagwan Mahavir there. Now, you order for the idol of Bhagwan Parshwanath as per the wishes of the panchas.” Unfortunately, the crown of the idol broke.
This news was conveyed cadily available should be sent. The available idol was only of Bhagwan Mahavir Swami. When the people of Jaipur came to know that the idol of Mahavir Swami had reached there, they said, “Achharya Shri had told before hand that he could see the idol of Bhagwan Mahavir there”.
It was the pure transformation of the perception. We may call it a divine knowledge or a divine sight which Achharya Shri liad already experienced in his self-meditation.