Paratpar Guru Dr Jayant Athavale’s Birth Anniversary
Vaishakh Krushna Paksha Saptami
Vaishakh Krushna Paksha Saptami
Gratitude a million times at the Holy feet of Vishnu-like Guru on the occasion of His Birthday Celebrations
Some personalities are such that their mission etches its mark on the memory of time. They are remembered era after era. Similarly, Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale, the Founder of Sanatan Sanstha is one such personality. In the present state of anarchy, He has taken up the monumental mission of establishing the ‘Hindu Nation’ for the welfare of the entire human race. Vishnu-like Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale, who teaches spiritual practice to the seekers through the medium of various Dharma-sevas, makes them tread the Path of Moksha and takes the Nation towards becoming an ideal Nation, is the only one of His kind. To make people aware of His immense love for mankind through His mission of emancipating the world, we offer this website page at His Holy feet expressing gratitude a million times !
Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Jayant Athavale was born on 6th May 1942 (Vaishakha Krushna Paksha 7, Kaliyug Varsh 5044) as the third child to Shri. Balaji Vasudev Athavale (1905-1995) and Smt. Nalini Athavale (1916-2003). In school, He secured a scholarship, passed the elementary and intermediate drawing exams, was in merit list in the secondary school exams. After obtaining an MBBS degree in 1964, He worked for 5 years in various hospitals in Mumbai. While in England (1971-1978) He conducted successful research on Hypnotherapy. This made Him an internationally renowned Hypnotherapist. Returning to Mumbai in 1978, He started His independent practice. From 1978-1983, He gave practical guidance to over 500 doctors on Science of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. His texts and 123 research articles published in popular Journals and Research papers are the output of His successful career in the medical field and scholarly and unique research in Hypnotherapy.
Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale realised that some of his patients who did not get cured after usual medical treatment, recovered by implementing Spiritual remedies. Therefore, from 1983-1987, He met about 30 Saints, studied Spirituality, realised the greatness of Spiritual Science and commenced spiritual practice. In 1987, He was blessed with a Guru, H.H. Bhaktaraj Maharaj (a renowned Saint from Indore). It is because of H.H. Baba’s resolve and blessings that Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale’s mission of Spreading Spirituality has spread by leaps and bounds. Recently, positive changes have also been observed in His body, like His hair turning golden, nails and skin turning yellow, appearance of positive symbols like Om etc. Disciplehood, inquisitiveness, learning attitude, spiritual research in all aspects of life, discipline, immense love, spiritual perspectives to social issues, leading by example are some of His attributes.
Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Jayant Athavale has sown the seeds of studying 14 Vidyas and 64 Kalas from the perspective of spiritual practice ! As per one doctrine in Spirituality – ‘There are as many temperaments as there are people and corresponding number of Paths of Spiritual practice’. According to this doctrine, Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Jayant Athavale studied the aptitude of some seekers to imbibe an art form and taught them spiritual practice best suited to them. Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Jayant Athavale has composed the Namjap (chant) of various Deities in a manner that they will awaken the Principle and bhav unto that Deity; has set the tunes of songs in a manner that they will awaken respective bhav (spiritual emotion) in people who sing them. At present, research is also being conducted on how to treat various ailments (caused due to physical, psychological and spiritual distresses) through music therapy.
Dance traces its origins to temples., which later evolved as a medium of worship. Artist-seekers who are experts in various dance forms are conducting research under the guidance of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Jayant Athavale for sattvik presentation of their art form. They are studying the different physical poses and hand postures (mudras) from a spiritual perspective. For example, which mudra from which dance form is capable of bestowing spiritual experiences like shakti, chaitanya, spiritual bliss, shanti and in what proportion are being studied. While the world is engaged in viewing dance as a medium of entertainment, seekers are doing Spiritual practice with the aim of God-realisation through the medium of dance. Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale has motivated such seekers to study the physical, psychological and spiritual effects of their experiences, resulting in a wealth of information which will prove beneficial for the whole society.
Under the guidance of Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale seeker-artists proficient in different arts are doing research on sattvik presentation of that respective art form. Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale guided seeker-artists at every stage so that maximum Principle of the Deity, Its Energy, spiritual emotion, Chaitanya (Divine Consciousness), Anand (Bliss) and Shanti (Peace) was imbibed into the pictures of Deities Viṣhṇu, Lakshmi, Shriram, Maruti, Shrikruṣhṇa, Shiva, Durgadevi, Gaṇapati and Datta drawn, in raṇgoḷis (Auspicious designs made on the ground from white crushed powder) of Principles of different Deities drawn. Under the guidance of Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale sattvik fonts for letters and numbers, as well as designs of Mehendi have been created. He has always given importance to sattvikta instead of artistic designs. He has taught seeker-artists to find and reduce their personality defects, and in turn perform spiritual practice through the medium of Art.
That which is beyond the comprehension of the five sense organs, mind and intellect is known as the ‘subtle dimension’. In Shrimadbhagawat, (Skandha 5, Adhyaya 26, Sutra 38) it is said that the nirgun (Non-materialised) form of God is beyond the comprehension of the mind and intellect. Yet, the intellect of one who reads about or hears or narrates the physical form of God becomes pure due to his faith and devotion, and he obtains the knowledge of God’s subtle form. Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale has been studying the subtle dimension since 1982. He taught seekers various aspects of the subtle realm such as obtaining subtle knowledge, subtle-analysis, drawing subtle-pictures etc. As a result, many seekers of Sanatan today have the ability to comprehend the subtle dimension, and are able to sketch their visions of how the subtle dimension affects the physical dimension for the benefit of all.
Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale guided seeker-artists at every stage so that maximum Principle of the Deity, Its Energy, spiritual emotion, Chaitanya (Divine Consciousness), Anand (Bliss) and Shanti (Peace) was imbibed in the sculpted idol of Shri Gaṇesh. In the next year or two under His guidance seeker-sculptors will create an idol of the Marak (Destroyer) form of Shri Durgadevi. The Ganesh idol was sculpted with bhav and as seva unto the Deity. Hence, it has become very sattvik. According to the science of vibrations, every shape emits different kind of vibrations depending on the proportion of the three subtle-components (sattva, raja and tama) it contains. Even a minute change in the shape can cause change in the vibrations emitted from it. Hence, care was taken while doing the details of Deity Shri Ganapati idol so that it imbibes the Principle of the Deity in greater proportions. For example the length, thickness and shape of the hand, the carvings on His crown etc.
Under the guidance of Paratpar Guru (Dr) Jayant Athavale, Audio CDs on ‘Spiritual practice’, ‘Clarification of doubts on spiritual practice’, ‘Appropriate method of chanting the Names of Deities’, Aratis etc. have been produced. Video series titled ‘Spiritual practice for God-realisation’ in 164 parts, and the ‘Science underlying religious rituals’ (206 parts) have been created for TV channels (telecast by 3 national and over 100 cable channels). The process of producing thousands of Video CDs on interviews with various Saints; importance of Hindu Dharma and culture; spiritual significance of pilgrimages, temples, ashrams and samadhis of Saints, significance of historical places etc., and their related spiritual research is an on going project. A unique feature is the documentation of distress due to negative energies and their spiritual remedies. Documentaries for creating awareness on awakening the society, Nation and Dharma have also been prepared.
Invaluable aspects were taught by Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale during the construction seva of Sanatan Ashram. Once He said, “Instead of completing the construction of all rooms simultaneously, only rooms on one side should be constructed first. These rooms can be used initially. Seekers would be able to enjoy the scenery from the windows”. Thus, He thought only of seekers. He took care to ensure that all facilities are available to seekers and they do not face any inconvenience. At the construction site, pieces of paper, plastic, cardboard used to lie around scattered. He imprinted the importance of cleanliness by keeping the surroundings of Ashram clean. He paid attention to the minutest of details and taught many finer points in construction, like skirting tiles should be fixed after polishing floor tiles; a water tap should be fixed where 4 tiles meet etc. Through this He taught seekers how to put in comprehensive thought before performing any task.
Paratpar Guru Dr Jayant Athavale taught seekers to go beyond words. He said, seekers should not be emotional while taking decisions but should think at the level of bhav, knowledge that transcends words is far more important than that conveyed by words. He taught seekers how to remain alert and other practical aspects while performing seva of Saints. In Mumbai, Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale’s aged parents stayed with Him. Despite being busy with various activities like guiding seekers or organising workshops, He would attend to His parents too. Thus, He led by example on how to harmonise Spirituality with the material world. During Gurupournima celebrations, darshan of His Guru H.H. Bhaktaraj Maharaj (Baba) would be organised. During such times, Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale would be standing next to Him and introduce every seeker. Seekers would pay obeisance to both. But, being the ideal disciple, He would tell seekers to pay obeisance only to Baba.
‘When home is treated as Ashram; everyone gets its benefit. Chaitanya is emitted through such house which helps even neighboring houses and their residents and purifies atmosphere in the area. We want to thus purify the whole Earth.’
Attaining the Guru’s grace is the key to spiritual progress. Seekers of Sanatan Sanstha as well as of other organisations who are performing spiritual practice under the guidance of Paratpar Guru Dr Jayant Athavale are following Gurukrupayoga (Path of Guru’s grace), which is the swiftest path to God-realisation. As a testament to this, the number of seekers who have reached the spiritual level of 60% or above has crossed 1000 till date. To understand the importance of this, the spiritual level of an average individual in today’s times is 20%. The individual at this level thinks only of his own happiness. At a spiritual level of 60%, he starts getting detached from Maya, dissolution of the mind begins, he is able to absorb the thoughts from the universal mind, and he gets liberated from the cycles of birth and death acquirign a place in Maharlok. Every year an annual report of spiritual level of seekers is published so that other seekers and individuals are inspired to progress rapidly.
Devotees from other sects, professions, advocates, businessmen who have yearning for seva and participate in the mission of establishment of Hindu Rashtra with earnestness have progressed spiritually. Business houses and organisations present their annual reports, likewise Sanatan Sanstha reports the spiritual progress of such individuals who are performing spiritual practice under the guidance of Paratpar Guru Dr Jayant Athavale. Sanatan Sanstha declares their spiritual levels and felicitates them. The ultimate truth for those treading the Path of Spirituality is – ‘Gurukrupa hi kevalam, Shishya Param-mangalam !’ meaning, attaining Final Liberation by a disciple is possible only due to Guru’s grace. So such people feel fortunate to receive guidance from Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Jayant Athavale and for knowing their spiritual progress.
In Hindu Dharma, one can progress spiritually irrespective of the spiritual Path. However, Paratpar Guru Dr Jayant Athavale has advised the spiritual path of Gurukrupayoga (Path of Guru’s grace) for rapid spiritual progress. A special feature of this is that It recommends vyashti sadhana (Individual spiritual practice) and samashti sadhana (Spiritual practice for spread of Spirituality), thus giving suitable thought to upliftment of Nation and Dharma. Due to such a pervasive thought and sacrifice of body-mind-wealth by seekers for the establishment of ‘Hindu Rashtra’, with Guru’s grace they receive God’s blessings abundantly. Until now, 70 seekers have attained Sainthood. Lakhs of seekers in India and overseas are following Gurukrupayoga. Hence, this number will rise manifold in the next few years. Spiritual progress by seekers towards Sainthood will help in increasing sattvikta (Purity) of the society, which in turn will facilitate establishment of the ‘Hindu Rashtra’.
After witnessing the various activities of Sanatan at It’s Ashram (Ramnathi, Goa), H.H. Nitya Chaitanyadas Maharaj, President of Shri Bajarangdas Kuti Ashram (Chichod, MP) said, “The mission of H.H. Dr. Athavale and seekers to create awareness on Dharma is the need of the hour”. Ananta Shri Vibhushit Swami Shri Achyutanand Tirthaji Maharaj, President of Bhuma Niketan at Haridwar and Peethadhishwar of Bhuma, visited Sanatan’s Ashram and praised the work saying “I am satisfied about the strength of knowledge flowing from H.H. Dr. Athavale, under whose inspiration the mission is proceeding swiftly”. Yogarushi Baba Ramdev after meeting Paratpar Guru Dr Jayant Athavale said, “Sanatan is carrying out the task of establishment of Hindu Rashtra with honesty and selflessness. Only people with less ego can undertake this task. I am happy since I wanted to meet you. You are doing commendable work to revive Bhagavat Dharma. My blessings are with you.”