1. Experiencing spiritual emotion in the presence of His Holiness Dr Athavale
In August 2015, I had an opportunity to be in a satsang with His Holiness Dr Athavale. During the course of the satsang He asked me to say something, but somehow, I could not. He immediately said that this was due to spiritual emotion (bhāv) manifesting in me. I was overwhelmed with joy and gratitude as I had thought that I would never experience it. I felt an indescribable pleasant energy in my throat and heart regions. I also felt like my mind was getting emptied and I felt much lighter and more enthusiastic about spiritual practice.