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Preface

The sun was just beginning to go down through the scattered clouds, and the hills in the distance and all the trees seemed to emanate a light of their own-shades of gold and pink. It could have been any place and any time. On the dirt road below the hill, a farmer and a small herd of white goats with bells around their necks passed the cornfield where triumphant crows cawed. The juxtaposition of these sounds suddenly knocked me off my fee in a wave of happiness.

Who cared if it didn’t make sense....but I was gradually getting used to these inexplicable attacks of euphoria, which usually happened in Gurudev’s presence. Had it been a couple of year ago, I would have doubled all of this, even doubted reasons for my mind would only go for the logical and seek explanations for everything.

By contrast the noisy dining hall that night was buzzing with incessant chatter and total chaos. Everywhere I noticed faces of people from different corners of the world fill this place with naturalness and genuine joy. Groups of people sat listening in rapt attention as their food got cold, some eyes lost in a faraway look. All at once a petite figure clad in white rushed past and before I knew what hi everyone they scrambled to follow him wherever he chose to go. This time it was to the Satsang...

It is not unusual for those having faith and devotion to get healed. It is the awe or confusion that one sees in the sceptics and agnostics, which is a sight to watch!! I remember how once Gurudev had picked up a packet of assorted nuts and with a twinkle in eye said, “This is my collection!”. What I came to realise was, that, some things are beyond explanation. Perhaps one such phenomenon was happening right now. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was born in 1956 in South India. At the age of four, he could recite the entire Bhagvat Gita.At this young age, his parents often would find him in deep meditation. At seventeen, he had completed his education in Modern Sciences, as well as ancient Vedic literature.

After a period of silence and deep meditation with the Sudarshan Kriya, which has proved to be a powerful tool of transformation, eliminating deep-rooted emotions and physical toxins, restoring the natural cycles of harmony to body, mind and emotions. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is the inspiration behind numerous charitable organisations around the globe. The main focus of these organisations is spiritual upliftment, service through various programmes in the areas of holistic health, value education, social and community development, crime prevention, conflict resolution and social rehabilitation. Millions of people in over 156 countires have experienced a lasting transformation and profound peace.....

An embodiment of love, He is a rate combination of stillness and dance, silence and song, wisdom and humour. He lives his life with simplicity, effortlessness and joy! Knowledge flows, He sings with all His heart, dances in ecstasy, cooks and serves in the kitchen, plays with children, buttons with the glee of a child! Every person feels at home with Him- the village artisan, the student, the sceptic, the agnostic, the housewife, the corporate trainer, the national leader, the farmer and the fruit vendor on the street...

This inspired me to collect these stories and compile it into a book. There are so many who are eager to tell their story; I could only accommodate a few in this book. And a few long ones i had to cut short.

What this book cannot convey is the awe and amazement, the joy and laughter. One has to be there to experience it. For those who have experienced, this book cannot convey is the awe and amazement, the joy and laughter. One has to be there to experience it. For those who have experienced, this book will bring back the memories and help to relive it. For those whom this is a first... a journey begins.

Contents

Shreeprakash N The Bang 1
Dr Katherine Komanda Before my Birth 5
Dr. Ramola Prabhu The heart beats on... 9
Vasanthi Disappearing act 14
Hassan Helilian Cab service 18
Madhu Rao The power of faith 20
Shyam Sardana Six months to live 23
Iravati Kulkarni The birth of a song 25
Chris Kapilla That special Kleenex 27
Eva Lewarne Disappeared 29
Sri Arun Madhavan A Transcendental Treasure House 31
Vaishali Deasi Breaking the silence 34
Vinod Sarawgi Total transformation 35
Harish Ramachandran Ocean of talent 37
Reghu Raj Raja Converting a communist 45
Marcy Jackson Healings through His Grace 57
Dr Saran The Lama's prophecy 61
Sangeeta Jani Knowing myself 63
Naushad Kidney stones Disappeared 67
Vinod Menon Pizza versus Guru 69
John Osborne Driving or Driven? 79
S.B Ganguly Kidnap headliness 83
Bharati Ganguly Beyond Faith 85
Michael Adams I see you at the Altar 87
Michael Fischman Gurudev as Visionary 88
Dr. Nisha Manikantan Living in wonder! 90
Dr. Manikantan Menon Doctor treats, Nature heals 93
Ann Godwin A Flight in Time 97
Ishani Priyadarshini Learning the 'Art' of Living 98
Shashi Nowlakha Jail Tale 104
Hima Parikh He fashions my Life 106
Jonathan K Gurudev in Hawaii 108
Gopal Way back home 110
David M Dealing with HIV 112
Chitra Nair A Cyst Ceased to Exist 113
Rajita Kulkarni Bagga And the Journey Began 114
Sunil Gulati Miracles are a way of Life 118
Padmini Unni The Greatest treasure of my Life 120
Ankush Bhalekar The Protection of Grace 122
Elaine C Reduction in Blood Cancer 124
Nalini The Guru's Sankalpa 126
Vijay Radadia It was My Gurudev! 128
Jannael A sceptic's tale 130
Vinod Mathur From the head to the heart 132
Santosh Amazing Grace 134
Abhay Joshi My silliest wishes come true 136
Dr. Mahamaya Mitra Gratitude 142
Nityanand Trehan The Divine call 146
Prashant Rajore Awakening 150
Murli Diwakaran The vanishing act! 154
Steve Living Christ 155
Kashi The storyteller 158
Kishore Mukherjee A simple life 167
Urmila Baumann The first meeting 171
Manju Kishinchand Passage to Pakistan 182
Sharmila His Grace is my Wealth 184

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Preface

The sun was just beginning to go down through the scattered clouds, and the hills in the distance and all the trees seemed to emanate a light of their own-shades of gold and pink. It could have been any place and any time. On the dirt road below the hill, a farmer and a small herd of white goats with bells around their necks passed the cornfield where triumphant crows cawed. The juxtaposition of these sounds suddenly knocked me off my fee in a wave of happiness.

Who cared if it didn’t make sense....but I was gradually getting used to these inexplicable attacks of euphoria, which usually happened in Gurudev’s presence. Had it been a couple of year ago, I would have doubled all of this, even doubted reasons for my mind would only go for the logical and seek explanations for everything.

By contrast the noisy dining hall that night was buzzing with incessant chatter and total chaos. Everywhere I noticed faces of people from different corners of the world fill this place with naturalness and genuine joy. Groups of people sat listening in rapt attention as their food got cold, some eyes lost in a faraway look. All at once a petite figure clad in white rushed past and before I knew what hi everyone they scrambled to follow him wherever he chose to go. This time it was to the Satsang...

It is not unusual for those having faith and devotion to get healed. It is the awe or confusion that one sees in the sceptics and agnostics, which is a sight to watch!! I remember how once Gurudev had picked up a packet of assorted nuts and with a twinkle in eye said, “This is my collection!”. What I came to realise was, that, some things are beyond explanation. Perhaps one such phenomenon was happening right now. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was born in 1956 in South India. At the age of four, he could recite the entire Bhagvat Gita.At this young age, his parents often would find him in deep meditation. At seventeen, he had completed his education in Modern Sciences, as well as ancient Vedic literature.

After a period of silence and deep meditation with the Sudarshan Kriya, which has proved to be a powerful tool of transformation, eliminating deep-rooted emotions and physical toxins, restoring the natural cycles of harmony to body, mind and emotions. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is the inspiration behind numerous charitable organisations around the globe. The main focus of these organisations is spiritual upliftment, service through various programmes in the areas of holistic health, value education, social and community development, crime prevention, conflict resolution and social rehabilitation. Millions of people in over 156 countires have experienced a lasting transformation and profound peace.....

An embodiment of love, He is a rate combination of stillness and dance, silence and song, wisdom and humour. He lives his life with simplicity, effortlessness and joy! Knowledge flows, He sings with all His heart, dances in ecstasy, cooks and serves in the kitchen, plays with children, buttons with the glee of a child! Every person feels at home with Him- the village artisan, the student, the sceptic, the agnostic, the housewife, the corporate trainer, the national leader, the farmer and the fruit vendor on the street...

This inspired me to collect these stories and compile it into a book. There are so many who are eager to tell their story; I could only accommodate a few in this book. And a few long ones i had to cut short.

What this book cannot convey is the awe and amazement, the joy and laughter. One has to be there to experience it. For those who have experienced, this book cannot convey is the awe and amazement, the joy and laughter. One has to be there to experience it. For those who have experienced, this book will bring back the memories and help to relive it. For those whom this is a first... a journey begins.

Contents

Shreeprakash N The Bang 1
Dr Katherine Komanda Before my Birth 5
Dr. Ramola Prabhu The heart beats on... 9
Vasanthi Disappearing act 14
Hassan Helilian Cab service 18
Madhu Rao The power of faith 20
Shyam Sardana Six months to live 23
Iravati Kulkarni The birth of a song 25
Chris Kapilla That special Kleenex 27
Eva Lewarne Disappeared 29
Sri Arun Madhavan A Transcendental Treasure House 31
Vaishali Deasi Breaking the silence 34
Vinod Sarawgi Total transformation 35
Harish Ramachandran Ocean of talent 37
Reghu Raj Raja Converting a communist 45
Marcy Jackson Healings through His Grace 57
Dr Saran The Lama's prophecy 61
Sangeeta Jani Knowing myself 63
Naushad Kidney stones Disappeared 67
Vinod Menon Pizza versus Guru 69
John Osborne Driving or Driven? 79
S.B Ganguly Kidnap headliness 83
Bharati Ganguly Beyond Faith 85
Michael Adams I see you at the Altar 87
Michael Fischman Gurudev as Visionary 88
Dr. Nisha Manikantan Living in wonder! 90
Dr. Manikantan Menon Doctor treats, Nature heals 93
Ann Godwin A Flight in Time 97
Ishani Priyadarshini Learning the 'Art' of Living 98
Shashi Nowlakha Jail Tale 104
Hima Parikh He fashions my Life 106
Jonathan K Gurudev in Hawaii 108
Gopal Way back home 110
David M Dealing with HIV 112
Chitra Nair A Cyst Ceased to Exist 113
Rajita Kulkarni Bagga And the Journey Began 114
Sunil Gulati Miracles are a way of Life 118
Padmini Unni The Greatest treasure of my Life 120
Ankush Bhalekar The Protection of Grace 122
Elaine C Reduction in Blood Cancer 124
Nalini The Guru's Sankalpa 126
Vijay Radadia It was My Gurudev! 128
Jannael A sceptic's tale 130
Vinod Mathur From the head to the heart 132
Santosh Amazing Grace 134
Abhay Joshi My silliest wishes come true 136
Dr. Mahamaya Mitra Gratitude 142
Nityanand Trehan The Divine call 146
Prashant Rajore Awakening 150
Murli Diwakaran The vanishing act! 154
Steve Living Christ 155
Kashi The storyteller 158
Kishore Mukherjee A simple life 167
Urmila Baumann The first meeting 171
Manju Kishinchand Passage to Pakistan 182
Sharmila His Grace is my Wealth 184

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