“My life has become an eternal celebration, full of love, joy, and devotion.”
Amol Bhujbal from Satara district was depressed and directionless in life. His father was in the Indian Army and indulged in alcoholism. This made him frustrated and he felt like running away. He also tried committing suicide three times. The entire family was disturbed because of his father’s drinking habits. All this stress led to headaches, and dizziness, which culminated in having a tumor in his brain.
He thought that death was very near, and that no one can escape an illness like brain tumor. But there were other plans for him. He did The Art of Living Part I and Divya Samaj Nirman (DSN) courses in 1999. He practiced the Sudarshan Kriya every day and till date there have been no signs of any disease! He is very healthy. He says, “I did the Sudarshan Kriya on the auspicious day of Saint Dnyaneshwar’s procession. He (Saint Dnyaneshwar, one who is knowledge himself) came to my town on this day years ago, and this is the same day that Guruji (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) has come with knowledge in my life.”
As a student, Amol could not speak in the classroom in front of everyone, though he knew his answers were right. After undergoing the YLTP, today as a Yuvacharya, he can address a crowd of 1000 people with tremendous confidence. Says Amol, “I am at loss to understand how a 10 days period (of Youth Leadership Training Program) can cause a diametrically opposite change of a person’s life. Before doing the course I was without economic, social, emotional, or family responsibility; now I imbibe the same qualities and teach the same as a ‘Yuvacharya’.