Sadguru (Dr) Charudatta Pingale’s spiritual journey from duality to non-duality !

His Holiness (Dr) Charudatta Pingale attains the status of Sadguru

‘While doing prasar seva, I am under constant attack of evil energies; hence I experience covering around my body and also have a feeling of heaviness. As a result, since past 2 years, after every 3-4 months I would crave to visit Ramnathi ashram for spiritual healing and to imbibe Chaitanya through it. There would also be an urge to seek divine blessings of Paratpar guru (Dr) Jayant Athavale.


Seeking permission from Paratpar guru (Dr) Athavale to visit Sanatan Ashram
for spiritual healing, but distress getting vanished by just speaking to Him

I had a conversation with Paratpar guru (Dr) Jayant Athavale 3-4 times seeking permission to visit the ashram for spiritual healing; however he would deny saying “What is the need to come here for spiritual healing? You must do spiritual practice of spreading spirituality where you are”. My distress and heaviness used to vanish instantly after hearing His voice and I would feel light. Then He would ask, how I was feeling. As my distress would have disappeared, I would not feel the need to go to Sanatan Ashram at Ramnathi, Goa.


Teachings imparted by the Guru Principle (Gurutattva)
after having the thought of going to Sanatan Ashram at Ramnathi, Goa!

Around 2 months back when I again had a thought of visiting Sanatan ashram at Ramnathi, Shri Gurutattva (Paratpar Guru (Dr) Jayant Athavale) guided me from within, “You are trapped in the sagun (materialized form). Visiting Sanatan ashram at Ramnathi and availing the benefit of our meeting is all at sagun level and is limited to our association at physical level. As against this, one needs to have a bhav that ‘I am always present in Sanatan ashram at Ramnathi’ and should experience likewise spiritually. Even if you are not able to meet Me, you should have a spiritual experience that I am always with you. In spite of not being in contact with the sagun form, continuously experiencing sagun in subtle is equivalent to experiencing nirgun (non-materialized form). By virtue of this, one can experience that sagun and nirgun are not different, but are same.”


Spiritual experience of ‘Guru Himself performing
all activities through me’ leading to elimination of earlier awareness
of being separate from Him and thereby elimination of the sense of duality

Now I have been maintaining the bhav that ‘Sanatan ashram at Ramnathi is not in its gross from, but it is always with me in the subtle form wherever I am’. Since then I am experiencing that Paratpar Guru (Dr) Jayant Athavale is not just present with me but is continuously active within me. Not only this, but I get the anubhuti that, the sanatan ashram at Ramnathi, Saints of Sanatan Sanstha and the activities of Sanatan taking place at various levels externally, are also happening within me. I am able to experience it in real sense. I feel I am a witness of every event and perceive oneness with the incidence and the persons involved in it. The feeling of being separate and the sense of duality arising out of it and in turn the expectations have now vanished.

At times in few incidences, if this bhav is absent then the feeling of being separate or duality is experienced; however due to the grace of Paratpar Guru (Dr) Jayant Athavale, within a short time, I am able to experience oneness and bliss again. Within 2 years Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale has taught me to experience oneness and bliss in any given situation by bringing about gradual change in my expectations and feeling of duality. Much gratitude at His Holy feet !


Ashtasattvik bhav getting awakened after
remembering Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale, Ramnathi ashram,
Sadguru (Mrs) Anjali Gadgil and Sadguru (Mrs) Binda Singbal

Whenever I remember Paratpar Guru (Dr) Jayant Athavale or whenever anyone talks about Him, my bhav gets awakened. I become thoughtless and tears start rolling down my eyes. At that time there is an immense bhav of gratitude in my mind. Due to the thoughtlessness, I do not understand what to speak or do, for a few minutes. Whenever Sanatan ashram at Ramnathi, Goa is the topic of discussion or if there is an incoming call from Ramnathi ashram for conveying or receiving messages, my eyes are full with tears and my bhav gets awakened. At times my entire body shakes and I am unable to talk on the mobile. My bhav also gets awakened whenever I remember Sadguru (Mrs) Anjali Gadgil and Sadguru (Mrs) Binda Singbal or while talking to them. At that time tears roll down my eyes or my voice trembles.

– His Holiness (Dr) Charudatta Pingale, National guide, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (29.3.2017)


Seeker experiences spiritual healing taking place
on him when bhav of His Holiness (Dr) Pingale awakened

‘Prior to typing the above points I had received a call from Sadguru (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil. At that time too His Holiness (Dr) Charudatta Pingale’s bhav awakened and his voice became shaky. At that time spiritual healing occured on me.’ – Mr. Pranav Manerikar (29.3.2017)


Supreme importance of a Guru in disciple’s life

‘For those who want to progress spiritually, there is no salvation without Guru nor there is any way forward without His grace. Performing sadhana without Guru is equivalent to going round and round the focal point in search of an unknown destination just like a bull going around a pole while extracting oil in the oil mill.

By reading spiritual literature one can only understand theoretical aspects of the process of purifying the mind; however practical aspects are taught only by the Guru and in that lies His importance. Only Guru can recognise subtle and differentiate between appropriate–inappropriate, truth–untruth etc. He holds the hand of the seeker to achieve progress on the path of Spirituality.

– His Holiness (Dr) Charudatta Pingale, National guide, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (29.3.2017)


It is only due to Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale (Gurudev)
that Seekers are able to stay alive and perform collective spiritual practice

Perceiving one foot long protective sheath
around myself and thereby experiencing reduction in distress

‘Sanatan’s Saints and seekers are engaged in samashti seva. Looking at the intensity of subtle attacks of evil energies, it is impossible for the Saints and seekers to survive. Some seekers experience distress. Saints also experience subtle attacks of evil energies; but despite that they are are able to perform collective spiritual practice. This is only due to the grace of Gurudev. I also perceive one foot long protective sheath around myself due to His grace. I suffer less compared to the gravity of negative energy attacks on me only due to His grace.

Subtle vision of the energy, directed by a devotee doing aghori practice,
striking the one foot long protective sheath, and becoming ineffective

During the Simhastha Parva in the year 2012-2013, one night I got a subtle vision that, a devotee doing aghori practice had directed an evil energy at me. It hit the protective sheath around me and rendered ineffective. I woke up suddenly with a jerk. I realised that, it was only due to the protective sheath created by Gurudev around me that I was alive else I would heave been dead at that moment. I realised the importance of Guru’s grace and how the protective sheath created by Him saves the seekers. Disciple can attain the Final Liberation only through Guru’s grace.

– His Holiness (Dr) Charudatta Pingale (29.3.2017)