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diet and found relief, and
discovered I could control pain
with my mind. People said I’m
stopping the symptoms and not
the disease, but the problem has
not recurred for 35 years now.
Thanks to the physical exercises
taught by the kriya yoga course,
which teaches you to concentrate
energy at chosen points in the
body, I had learnt to stop the pain
instantaneously.” He informs you
that he has not taken pain-killers
for the last 30 years as a result of
this remarkaL’Ie ability to conquer
it with his mind.
The journey was not about to
end there. “Ten years back I quit
my practice and started learning
other methods of meditation.” He
learnt the Vipassana method, the
Silva Mind Control method, the
Brahmakumaris Raja Yoga,
Transcendental Meditation, Forum
Landmark, Aura Study, Crystal
Energy, Feng Shui. His
understanding of his subject grew,
and he wanted to distill the
essence of all his learning to help
people. For healing though, he
uses a combination of Reiki, Pranic
healing and Silva Mind Control,
Reiki is the preferred tool.
“When I went to Pradeep
Durve to learn Reiki I was not
expecting anything much. But
after attunement I started feeling
a tingling sensation in my palms.
I thought it was because of the
ceiling fan and so I put my hand
under the body of the person
I was learning with. The tingling
continued. My Reiki master had
not told me about this feeling so
it couldn’t be auto-suggestion.
That day I knew something had
happened to me.”
When he started practicing on
others, he found miraculous
results. “My aunt had a backache
of moderate severity for four-five
days. I kept my hands on her back
and in two seconds she jumped
up. She said she had felt the heat
from my palms as if I had placed a
hot water bag on her back.
Within seconds she was airight.
I treated my son’s conjunctivitis
with Reiki. I then decided to study
it further and document the
positive results I was seeing.”
At the Rajiv Gandhi Medical
College, he asked four of his
patients and others of his faculty
to sit in on a treatment. “I had not
told the patients I would be giving
them Reiki.” Dr. Gokhale has
photographs of his patients with
date and time (time before Reiki
treatment and after treatment,
the gap being a few minutes in
each case, being time taken for
Reiki treatment.) “One of them
had Viral Keratitis. After giving
him Reiki for five minutes, the
central cornea became clear and
his vision improved. He himself
declared ‘I could not see the
calendar when I came in, but now
I can.’ There was another case of
corneal ulcer with pus in the
anterior chamber. That dried up
after 10 minutes of Reiki, and the


infection came under control.”
Another case of extra-ocular
muscle palsy and two “miraculous”
cases of corneal opacity were
cured by Reiki. “In one case of
Adherent Leukoma of 20 years
duration, for which there is no
treatment but corneal grafting,
I got results in five minutes.
Another, whose vision was 6-36,
experienced a slight improvement
in three minutes, but on the next
day when I saw him I got the
shock of my life. I could not make
out which eye had the problem. In
the dark room I could detect that
it was faint, and with the help of
contact lens his vision was almost
normal. No operation was
required and he later wrote to me
from Jabalpur that his eye was
O.K.” You can see them, he points
at the photographs, and the
changes are visible even to
a layperson.
When the results are slow in
showing up, Dr. Gokhale suggests
the patients learn Reiki and treat
themselves. Ut course, in certain
cases, allopathic treatment is
combined with Reiki Dr. Gokhale
is of the view that allopathy and
other systems should complement
each other.
“Anyone can learn Reiki, which
is the Universal Life Force.
Everybody has an energy field
around the body and this can now
be seen with the help of Kirlian
photography and other methods.
Rationalists will not believe,
doctors do not believe it either
because no scientific research has
been done. “But like water-vapour,
which is water in another form,
the Reiki life-energy is life in
another form at another vibratory
rate. “Einstein has proved that
matter and energy are
interconvertible.” But that line of


reasoning doesn’t cut ice with
many doctors, he admits. The
presentation of a paper ‘Reiki and
Optha!mology’ at a city conference
last year had few takers. “About
80 per cent don’t pay attention,
and only 10 per cent listen. A few
have learnt Reiki and are using it
in their practice.
“The body’s energy field has
certain junctions called chakras,
which are rotating. There are
seven main chakras. The main
Crown Chakra is at the top which
acts as the antenna for Reiki and
then passes it on to the Heart
Chakra and then to the palms.
The healer then transmits it to
the patient. “Reiki works mostly
by stimulating the immune
system. Not just living-beings, but
inanimate objects can also
benefit from Reiki. “Those who
have learnt Reiki can try this
simple experiment: charge a dead
battery-cell by giving it Reiki.” It
might not keep your 1000 watt
stereo blaring for years, but the
When the results are slow in showing up,
Dr Gokhale suggests the patients learn Reiki
and treat themselves. Of course, in certain cases,
allopathic treatment is combined with Reiki.
Dr Gokhale is of the view that allopathy and
other systems should complement each other
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