Jayant Balaji Athavale



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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale
Function: 
Spiritual Teacher
Traditions: 
Sanatan Dharma, Advaita, Scientific Spirituality, Guru Kripa Yoga
Main Countries of Activity: 
India
Date of Birth: 
06/05/1942
Place of Birth: 
Mumbai, Maharashtra
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes
Ancestor Gurus: 

Biography

The founder of the Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) is His Holiness Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale, who by profession was a Consultant Clinical Hypnotherapist from Mumbai, India. He had undertaken extensive research on clinical hypnosis both in India and overseas when He was in Britain for seven years from 1971 to 1978. During His medical practice, He observed that He had an excellent cure rate of 70%. However, 30% of His patients did not recover completely. After a while, He learned that some of these patients with whom He had very little success, had recovered after adopting spiritual remedies such as visiting sacred places, remaining in the holy company of spiritually evolved people (Saints) or performing certain religious rituals.

Even though, His Holiness Dr. Athavale was an atheist at that time, this phenomenon intrigued Him and prompted Him to take steps to understand the reasons behind these cures.

He visited Saints from different spiritual paths all over India. He asked them questions about the theory as well as the practice of the science of Spirituality and meticulously recorded the answers. Slowly, He began to realise that the science of Spirituality was far superior to physical and psychological science. Medical sciences are limited in dealing with the physical aspect and to some small extent the psychological aspect of the patient, but it leaves out the entire spiritual dimension. The Saints told Him that Spirituality is not a science which can be learnt merely from reading books, but from practising it. His Holiness Dr. Athavale was ready to do anything to learn this science that would cure his patients. So He did exactly what the Saints told Him to do, that is, He started spiritual practice under the guidance of Saints. As a result of this, He was graced with the attainment of His Guru (spiritual master and guide) His Holiness Bhaktaraj Maharaj.

The founder of the Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) is His Holiness Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale, who by profession was a Consultant Clinical Hypnotherapist from Mumbai, India. He had undertaken extensive research on clinical hypnosis both in India and overseas when He was in Britain for seven years from 1971 to 1978. During His medical practice, He observed that He had an excellent cure rate of 70%. However, 30% of His patients did not recover completely. After a while, He learned that some of these patients with whom He had very little success, had recovered after adopting spiritual remedies such as visiting sacred places, remaining in the holy company of spiritually evolved people (Saints) or performing certain religious rituals.

Even though, His Holiness Dr. Athavale was an atheist at that time, this phenomenon intrigued Him and prompted Him to take steps to understand the reasons behind these cures.

He visited Saints from different spiritual paths all over India. He asked them questions about the theory as well as the practice of the science of Spirituality and meticulously recorded the answers. Slowly, He began to realise that the science of Spirituality was far superior to physical and psychological science. Medical sciences are limited in dealing with the physical aspect and to some small extent the psychological aspect of the patient, but it leaves out the entire spiritual dimension. The Saints told Him that Spirituality is not a science which can be learnt merely from reading books, but from practising it. His Holiness Dr. Athavale was ready to do anything to learn this science that would cure his patients. So He did exactly what the Saints told Him to do, that is, He started spiritual practice under the guidance of Saints. As a result of this, He was graced with the attainment of His Guru (spiritual master and guide) His Holiness Bhaktaraj Maharaj.

Sources: 
http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/

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