1. Spiritual emotion awakening upon seeing a video of His Holiness Dr Athavale
In the year 2000, I got an opportunity to watch a video recording of His Holiness Dr Athavale conducting a satsang. I had just started spiritual practice in Belgrade, Serbia. This satsang was in an Indian language, so I was not able to understand the words. It was also the first time I was seeing His Holiness Dr Athavale in a video.
While watching the video, I was overcome with spiritual emotion (bhav) and had tears rolling down my eyes.
This brought a feeling of immense faith in the Guru Principle and I felt safe and tranquil from within.
2. Experiencing the unconditional love (Priti) of His Holiness Dr Athavale
In 2002, I got the opportunity to visit the Spiritual Research Centre and Ashram in Goa, India where His Holiness Dr Athavale and all seekers were staying. I still remember the day when I first saw His Holiness Dr Athavale. A group of seekers were eagerly waiting to meet His Holiness Dr Athavale. When He came, He looked at each seeker with so much care and love. I was standing in a corner of the room when He turned and looked at me. I could experience a lot of Priti (spiritual love) from Him. I felt very humble from within. I stood in this state of surrender for some time and all I could experience was His love for me.
3. Overcoming fear and insecurity rapidly by taking autosuggestions given by His Holiness Dr Athavale
In 2016, I was experiencing some difficulties in my life. I was noticing my defects of fear and insecurity manifesting regularly. A seeker had mentioned this in passing to His Holiness Dr Athavale, and He suggested that I take an autosuggestion to overcome these thoughts. I was experiencing this state for a few months, but after doing the autosuggestion, I was able to overcome my fear and insecurity to a great extent in one day. I had a strong desire to take the autosuggestion whenever these thoughts of fear and insecurity resurfaced. This experience showed me the power of the Guru’s resolve for the seeker. The autosuggestion gave me incredible strength and stability from within. I felt that His Holiness Dr Athavale truly did everything for me and that my spiritual practice was happening only due to Him.