Holistic Science Personal Experience-Transformation through Holistic Science

Oct 21, 2013

I was brought up in a joint family environment and my grandparents inculcated the habit of chanting shlokas from Srimad Bhagawad Geetha and listening to puranic stories.  Little did I know that this was when the seeds of spirituality were planted in me.  As I matured, the Jigyasu trait (curiosity) in me made me read books on several saints and sages like Shri Adi Sankaracharya, Swami Vivekananda, Ramana Maharshi, and Swami Chinmayananda, to name a few.  My interest in spirituality deepened and my hunger to answer the question "Who Am I" became more intense. 

Seeking an answer to the question took me to some very important schools of thought throughout my life  - Brahmakumaris, Ramakrishna Mission, Harihar Maharaj from the Geetha Ashram, and Chinmaya Mission to name a few.  Swami Chinmayananda became my Preraka Guru and following his Vedantic study scheme resulted in my conducting Bala Vihar classes for children and study groups for adults. A friend who attended one of these classes introduced me to Aptaputra BharatbBhai (now Swami Bharatanand) and Aptaputra Kamaleshbhai (now Swami Kamaleshanand). Both aptaputras introduced me to Akram Vigyan.  Coming from a primarily Vedantic school of thought, my inquisitiveness about Akram Vigyan grew when I started reading the Aptavani books given to me by the Aptaputras.   Perhaps it was the perfect alignment of thoughts, but it just so happened that when my mind was brimming with questions about this science, I had the fortune of meeting Atma Gyani Param Pujya Kanu Dadaji.  Not being one who is shy to ask questions, I recall that during my first meeting with Dadaji, I sort of monopolized his time with my questions which were answered with precise clarity  and before I knew it I was blessed to receive Gyan Vidhi from Atma Gnani Param Poojya Kanu Dadaji.  This was a real turning point in my life.

With Dadaji's grace, having practiced Vidhi and Kirtan Bhakti for the past 15 years, and having also been blessed to be able to conduct and participate in satsangs to enhance our knowledge, the expansive change that this science has brought in me and my outlook of life is noteworthy.  Climbing up the corporate ladder and being at the helm of managing an organization comes with its own problems of being put in situations where conflicts, arguments and differing opinions become a norm.  Prior to taking Gyan Vidhi, the "I" or "Aham Karta Ahamkar " would surface often and result in negative emotions.  The way I handled similar situations was drastically different after taking Gyan Vidhi.   I would avoid clashes and make adjustments, mainly by being in Sudhatma Pad and Samabhav dealings.  Staying within the five Agyas and mentally doing Kirtan Bhakti also worked wonders to stay positive while still being firm in my viewpoint.  Consciously taking this approach needed lot of effort which I practice to-date in every situation of my life.   Doing so results in a content, peaceful and calm demeanor which reflects in everyone around, and hence the quality of life is enriched.

Spiritual pursuit before Gyan vidhi: Ekam Sad Vipra Bahuda Vadanthi 

One truth and many Religions, opinions and paths - This vedic pronouncement took me to Advaita, Dvaita, Vishishtadvaita philosophies, shad darsanas, dharma sindhu, nirnaya sindhu and the stipulated sadhanas, anushtanas and Kriyas.  And also the concerned mahatmas and Sages - Ramana Mahasrshi, Swami Chinmayanand, Swami Dayananda, Daya Mata to name a few.

Spiritual pursuit after Gyan Vidhi:

This started with the scientific approach of Akram Vigyan, Atma Gyani Param Pujya Kanudadaji, and many Aptaputras, visit to Surat, Simandhar Swami temple etc.  Also satsangs, seva and sadhana which include the Vidhi, Pratikraman, Samayik and Kirtan Bhakti.

Personal and professional traits before Gyan Vidhi: Inflated ego, getting enmeshed in the web of kshayas, negotiations, arguments, one-up-man ship in professional life.

Personal and Professional traits after Gyan Vidhi: deflated ego, humility, avoiding clashes, adjusting everywhere, accepting situations easily, dealing amicably with employer, colleagues, social circles.  Knower-seer attitude day in and day out with all situations.  This made the living of Akram Vigyan a practicality while Krama Marg is rather difficult in every way.

With the guidance and blessings of Atma Gyani Param Poojya Kanudadaji, I hope, wish and pray to continue my spiritual pursuit and educate myself and others on the limitless knowledge of this powerful science.

Dada Bhagwan Na Aseem Jai Jaikar Ho, Jai Sachchidanand. 

- T.G.S. Rau