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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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