This is a case study about Ms. Shweta Chaubey, who was nearly on her deathbed with a prolonged illness, which was diagnosed as typhoid, and where all medication provided to her had not helped. Being aware that the problem could have part of its root cause in the spiritual dimension, she started taking some spiritual healing measures too. This is an account, in her own words, of her road back to health purely through spiritual means.
In 2002, while attending university in New Delhi, I was also serving the spread of Spirituality under the guidance of His Holiness Dr. Athavale. I stayed with other seekers at a sēvā kendra (a place where seekers collectively take part in serving the spread of Spirituality). One evening, I developed a slight fever. However, I ignored it and continued with my service unto the Absolute Truth (satsēvā). The fever subsided by itself, later that evening. However, every evening thereafter, the fever would recur and I would take Paracetamol to quell it. Some five to six days passed like this.
I then went to Varanasi, India – as there was a need for seekers to do service unto the Absolute Truth in that city. As I got there, my health deteriorated rapidly. The doctors in Varanasi diagnosed it as typhoid and started to treat me for it. However the fever would not subside. I was mainly confined to my room for the next 25 days as I would have high fever throughout the day. The other seekers at the Varanasi seva kendra would take full care of me as I had become very weak, had lost all appetite and was barely able to eat. As I was at the seva kendra, seekers took care to provide various spiritual healing remedies such as applying Holy ash (Vibhūti), playing a chant of the Name of God in the background, etc. However, nothing seemed to work and even with constant doctor’s visits, my condition steadily worsened. I began to slip into a delirious state which comes after a prolonged state of typhoid. Periodically during the day, I would stop recognising anyone, would shout, get frightened and speak bizarrely. After 25 days, the seekers along with my parents decided that it was best that I go home as my father, who was a practicing doctor, would be able to give me better medical attention.
My brother came to Varanasi to take me home to Dhanbad, some 400 kilometres away from Varanasi. The train journey was a complete nightmare for him as I was completely delirious throughout the journey. Upon reaching Dhanbad, as I was being assisted off the train by my brother, my father met us and was shocked to see my state. My face was white and I was extremely weak and delirious.
Since my current medication was not working, my father, after consulting other doctors, put me onto a different set of drugs. He also consulted a psychiatrist to help with my delirious state. The fever however, continued unabated. During this time I would not eat anything, kept talking to myself, slept for most of the day, would have nightmares, get up screaming and then run out of the house.
As my entire family was doing spiritual practice, along with the medication, we continued with the spiritual measures of chanting the Name of God, lighting of incense sticks and applying Holy ash but it did not seem to help much. With each passing day, my state remained just as critical and after around 25 days at home, my family began to feel that I would not survive.
Then suddenly my father had the idea that we should also include Indian cow’s urine (gomutra) as a healing remedy. After my father would give me my medicines, he would also give me a tablespoon of concentrated gomutra to drink. After one week of having the gomutra, for the first time in over a month, my delirious state reduced and I started coming to my senses. Although I was still weak, within a very short period of time my family saw a dramatic improvement over my previous state. The following week my fever subsided and then gradually I regained my health. For my family, the whole experience was very traumatic, but their faith in spiritual healing remedies, such as drinking gomutra, increased after this.
- The root cause behind Shweta’s case of typhoid was purely spiritual; however this is not necessarily true in all cases of typhoid. 50% of the spiritual reason was due to departed ancestors and the rest due to miscellaneous spiritual factors. This is the reason why the medication, which would have ordinarily cured Shweta, seemed ineffective.
- As Shweta’s father had passed away, we could not obtain all the technical details of the medication. However, what was noticed by everyone at the time was that there was a dramatic change for the better after the use of gomutra. Through spiritual research we ascertained that the spiritual healing remedies incorporated prior to the use of gomutra did help up to 70%. However the inclusion of gomutra in the spiritual healing remedies tipped the balance in Shweta’s favour and was responsible for 30% of the cure. To use an analogy, ingesting gomutra was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back in the case of Shweta’s fever. All the previous spiritual treatment did help, but it was only when gomutra was used that the healing manifested.
- Different spiritual healing remedies each have the capacity to counter different types of negative energies. Only a spiritually evolved person can provide the precise spiritual healing remedy, for a particular problem which has its root cause in the spiritual dimension by using their advanced sixth sense. In the absence of such specific guidance, it is important that we opt for a ‘many pronged approach’ wherein we use all the known spiritual remedies to counter a problem that we suspect has a spiritual root cause.