I have been doing spiritual practice under the guidance of SSRF since 1998. In 2001 I began to get mouth ulcers very frequently. They would surface every fortnight or so in different places in my mouth cavity. I consulted various doctors. The treatment regime provided by them was B-complex supplements and Dologel (a local anaesthetic solution to be applied on the ulcer). I also consulted a Homeopath but to no avail. I continued to be plagued by ulcers in my mouth for a period of five years.
One day I happened to mention my problem to a Subtle department seeker of SSRF. She told me that it was due to ancestor problems. At the time I was chanting 3 malas (i.e. 3 X 108 times) of Deity Datta’s Name. She told me to increase it to 9 malas a day. I could almost immediately perceive the benefit of the increased chanting. The intensity of the ulcers and the frequency with which they occurred also reduced. After about two months they did not occur again.
Now looking back, one thing that should have given me a hint that the problem was spiritual was the fact that the ulcers would mostly appear around the full moon day or new moon day.
The Subtle perception department is a section of the SSRF consisting of seekers who can perceive the subtle dimension, draw pictures of the subtle world (subtle pictures) and administer spiritual remedies. Some of the seekers from this department receive divine knowledge and some are pursuing divine art. The research activity of the SSRF is carried out predominantly by this department.
Comment from the Editor:
Even though Mr. Marathe was chanting 3 malas a day of Deity Datta since he started spiritual practice with SSRF, it was inadequate to combat the problem of ulcers. Only when the requisite amount of chanting was done did the problem go away completely.