1. Paratpar Guru (Dr) Jayant Athavale’s birth
According to the meaning of a quote from Tukaram Gatha, Abhang 37, Ovi 1 – ‘A good quality seed produces good fruits’, Shri. Balaji Vasudev Athavale (1905-1995) and Smt. Nalini Athavale (1916-2003) were blessed with a son – Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Jayant Athavale on 6th May 1942 (Vaishakha Krushna Paksha 7, Kaliyug Varsh 5044). Later, both attained Sainthood.
Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale’s elder brother and famous Paediatrician Vaidyacharya His Holiness (Dr.) Vasant Athavale (1933-2013) also attained Sainthood by performing spiritual practice. Another elder brother, Mr. Anant Athavale’s spiritual level is 68% now and the younger brother (Late) Dr. Suhas Athavale (1944-2007) had attained the spiritual level of 64%. Youngest brother, Dr. Vilas Athavale, has also progressed spiritually; now, he visits various places and guides people on spiritual practice.
(Note – In Kaliyug, the spiritual level of an average individual is 20%. If Moksha [Final Liberation] means 100% spiritual level, one at a spiritual level above 60% would start moving towards Sainthood; one becomes a Saint at 70% spiritual level.)
2. Education and various activities as a student
Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale secured a scholarship of Rs. 6/- per month for 4 years for having passed the secondary scholarship exam while in VII standard. While in XI standard, He passed elementary and intermediate drawing exams and ‘Kovid’ exam in Hindi. He was in the merit list in the secondary school exams. He obtained His MBBS degree in 1964.
A. Shouldered responsibilities in various organisations as a student
From schooling to obtaining Medical degree and until leaving for England for a job, Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale shouldered responsibilities in various organisations. (His activities are briefly given in the table alongside.)
3. Research in medical field
After working for 5 years in various hospitals in Mumbai, Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Jayant Athavale stayed in England from 1971-1978. In this period, He continued with His research.
A. Research in Hypnotherapy on mental disorders.
B. He made a Disposable Aural Speculum for checking the ears – the first in medical science.
C. As He thought of making a Disposable Nasal Speculum for checking the nose, but then He decided to return to Bharat, which left the research incomplete.