Coronary Artery Disease
I HAVE FOUND THE TRUE PATH OF LIFE
Prafulla Harishkumar Jani, Akola - On 26th January, I attended a wedding with my family in Ahmedabad. An incident took place which affected me deeply. I cried and attempted to suppress my emotions. This led to chest pain and lot of discomfort. I was given a dispirin and slowly felt better after half an hour. Few days later, we were playing garba raas in full energy and I went out of breath and had to rest. Though I met few doctors, I only consulted a heart specialist on returning to Akola some days later, who told me I had experienced a heart attack. I immediately had an angiography done which showed four blockages: 60% in two, 95% in one and 30% in the last.
It was then that we heard about the CAD regression camp that takes place in Abu and so we came to meet Dr Satish Gupta. The next camp for scheduled for May and I was fortunate to be assigned for the same.
It’s difficult for me to express how much I attained in those 5 days! We were literally taught how to live life. Before the camp, I was unable to walk without assistance and would go out of breath if I walked fast. Now, I walk so fast that I leave my companion behind! People tell me I don’t look like a patient at all.
During one of the evening meditations in the follow-up camp, we sat for meditation and it felt as thought I had been transported to another world, where the Supreme Surgeon, God, was cleaning my arteries… I myself am amazed at these incredible changes.
If I didn’t have a heart problem, I wouldn’t have come to this heaven-like place: Shantivan-Madhuban. This is where I have found the true path. Along with receiving spiritual knowledge, health has been restored and my life is blessed.
GUARANTEE OF A HEALTHY LIFE IN OUR HANDS
Ram Partap Agarwal ,65 yrs, Bahadur Garh - At the age of 61, in June 2003, I began feeling discomfort while walking and cycling. There was deep pain in the chest and left arm. After getting T.M.T. and ECO done, the doctor advised I undergo angiography which was done in Delhi.
After three months of taking medicines etc, the pain was the same. The testing, treatment and doctors’ fees had been expensive. My eldest daughter is a student of the Brahma Kumaris and she took information from the centre-incharge about the CAD regression camps that are organised in Shantivan. I consulted Dr Gupta on phone and registered myself for September 2003. Being in Shantivan for a week was very informative and inspiring.
After returning home, I resumed my job but continued to maintain the disciplined life-style taught to us. Three years later, my health has improved considerably. I haven’t been able to carry out another angiography due to financial reasons. I haven’t taken a single pill since February 2006. I can walk for 1-2 km comfortably (previously, walking short distances was a challenge). Eating meals would result in chest pain earlier but now everything is peaceful.
I have faith that any heart patient, or rather ‘Dilwala’, can be cured by attending this CAD regression programme no matter how high the blockage percentage may be. Furthermore, everyone can learn how to live a healthy life all the time.
A GODLY GIFT & TRUE SERVICE TO HUMANITY
Mrs Mahendri Singh, Muzaffarnagar - Six years back, I found out that I had seven blockages in my arteries but due to financial reasons I was unable to have a by-pass surgery. Fortunately, I was able to attend the CAD regression camp which proved to be a boon.
Compared to the past, my cholesterol level has reduced as well as angina and breathlessness. My walking capacity is on the rise and I feel healthy. I think more positively, am more fearless and have greater hope in curing myself of the disease. I experience more contentment these days.
Shantivan is an enchanting place of purity filled with God’s mercy. I have now understood that the most elevated path of life is a combination of spirituality and science. Only then can human beings be transformed into worthy individuals.
I strongly feel that your programme is extremely beneficial in not only helping heart patients but in restoring overall health to anyone and everyone. I can openly say that the CAD regression programme is novel, inexpensive and highly beneficial. Dr Gupta coordinates a therapy that combines spiritual, physical, mental and emotional aspects, which is why it is a unique Godly gift and true form of service to humanity.
A BLISSFUL TRANSFORMATION
Chander Paul, Chandigarh - I was suffering from hypertension since 2002, and had three main arteries blocked to 80%. I was a regular student at the Brahma Kumaris centre in Hisar and knew about the CAD Regression Programme. My wife and I attended the 5-day camp in December 2005 and continued following the disciplined routine thereafter. When I had another angiography carried out in April 2006, the report showed all three arteries had opened up!
After following the programme, my stamina has increased two-fold. Pulse rate and blood pressure are normal. Angina pain is under control. I have lost 3 kilos in weight and there is much improvement in my digestive system.
Every since I returned from Shantivan, I have maintained the practice of meditation and study of spiritual knowledge. I previously used to take everything negatively but now have learned to be positive. I was going through a state of upheaval but life has become stable.
Not only can illnesses be cured through this programme but there is the feeling of peace and power at every step. There is so much bliss here that one forgets the old world. It is important to practice meditation and imbibe spiritual knowledge so that everyone can attain what these dedicated brothers and sisters have found. I consider Shantivan, Abu Road, to be as holy a pilgrimage place as Hardwar and Vrindavan.
TREATMENT GIVEN IN GOD’S REMEMBRANCE
Ghanshyam C. Choksi, 63 yrs, Ahmedabad - I am a retired Civil Engineer. During my career I had to work very hard. By nature I was very punctual and sincere. If some task was done incorrectly, I would get upset and angry.
In January 1998, I had to travel to Delhi from Ahmedabad by road and when I returned after six days my legs were swollen. I visited a physician who took my E.C.G. and found that my heart was not functioning properly. After an echo, I was advised for angiography, which revealed multiple blocks in my coronary arteries. I was shocked by this report as I neither had chest pain nor any symptoms of breathlessness etc. Due to poor ejection fraction of 20% (pumping power of the heart) neither by-pass nor angioplasty was possible in my case making it a critical situation. My wife and children became very depressed. Two months passed in tension and the doctor's medicines were not helping any more. I left everything to God.
One day a friend insisted that I attend the ‘Healthy & Happy Living Programme for CAD Regression’ started at Global Hospital, Rajasthan. I was lucky to get permission to attend the first programme from 15th – 21st May 1998.
We were warmly received by Dr. Satish Gupta and his team. Every patient was allotted an independent well-equipped room. The treatment was given sweetly in God's remembrance. They taught us how to live a life full of peace love, joy and happiness. After attending this camp I found a new direction. I continued to follow all components of the programme strictly.
After a follow-up visit, I had my Echo test done before coming for the third follow-up visit in February 1999. It was really wonderful that the pumping power of my heart was raised to 35% from 20%! I have attended 5 camps within two years and can gradually feel the improvements. Life is colourful and beautiful again.
I underwent a repeat angiography on 17th July 2000, and was astonished that the blockages had reduced 20% and the pumping power was raised to 45%! It’s a great miracle that God has saved my life. Dr. Satish Gupta is the angel who has filled new joy in my life. He put in great efforts with God’s mighty power.
THE HEALING ENERGY OF THE POWER OF SILENCE
Ravinder Singh, Retd Army Officer, Manali - I have been a student of the Brahma Kumaris since 1992, and since then followed a vegetarian diet. I have never smoked and stopped drinking alcohol in 1992 as well. During a routine medical check-up, it was accidentally discovered that I had two arteries blocked: 90% and 65%. This was probably the result of excessive fatty foods, lack of routine exercise and change of life after retirement from the army in 1982. I underwent by-pass surgery in 2000.
I attended the CAD regression camp in 2004 and it has had a very good impact on my life. I’ve been able to overcome anger and irritability. Taking tea, sugar and salt in minimum quantities has been a good change too.
I feel the programme is very effective if the patient is 100% sincere in adopting it, along with the strong will-power to recover. Faith in God reminds us that He is bound to give us 100% help and relief. Rajyoga and the power of silence teach us how to create a strong connection and relationship with God, so that we use this energy to heal the body.
This camp should be publicized on a larger scale in Conferences and Seminars. Have complete faith in yourself, God and the work of this qualified, diligent and dedicated team and will you attain 100% satisfaction.
C.N. Chavda, Gandhinagar - There are certain professions like police, armed forces, journalism etc. where it is virtually impossible to lead a regular and sedate life. One has to always to be alert, on his toes and more often than not work against the clock. I retired as D.S.P. with 35 years of police service behind me. Within five months of my retirement, I started feeling breathless, run down and weak. I underwent some tests as well as an angiography on 15th April 2002. I was shocked to know that three of my arteries had blockages ranging from 60 to 90%. I was advised to go in for by-pass surgery immediately, which caused deep worry to my family and me.
It was at this juncture that someone suggested I join the CAD Programme run by Dr. Satish Kumar Gupta of Global Hospital & Research Centre. After athorough check up by Dr Gupta, I joined the week-long camp which began on 21st May 2002. Having felt improvement, I attended four more programmes over the next two years that brought marked good changes in my health.
There are a number of striking features which I appreciated: firstly, the whole programme worked with the precision of a clock. Everything we required came on time without asking.
Secondly, each person attending the camp got personal attention and was individually looked after, so much so that both patient and attendant were given food packets for the journey home!
Thirdly, the CAD programme is 100% scientific. Though I have not been able to strictly adhere to the way of life illustrated, it has definitely helped me immensely. I am feeling much better and the breathlessness and weakness have subsided. I have recommended this programme to eight or nine people who have also benefited.
In the end, I want to specially show gratitude to Dr. Satish Kumar Gupta and his team of dedicated persons who left nothing to chance and looked after everyone personally and efficiently.
RELIEF FROM DEPRESSION AND HELPLESSNESS
Dr. Sohan Lal Sharma, Ph. D., 59 yrs, P.G.T. Teacher, Delhi - I was having heart problem since Nov. 1996. My coronary angiography done on 1st May 2000 revealed 3 blocks of 90%, 90% and 100% and I was advised urgent by-pass surgery. I joined this programme in May 2000 with my wife. At that time I was taking about 10 tablets a day and suffered from lot of anxiety and depression, along with symptoms of heart disease. After this first basic programme of seven days and a subsequent advanced programme, all my symptoms disappeared and my repeat coronary angiography (carried out on 12th November 2001) showed significant opening of two arteries that had 90% blockages. Now I use only half a disprin a day. I am symptom-free and all my family members are following this programme and feeling healthier and happier.
IT IS NOTHING BUT GOD’S WONDER...
Dr. Durga Prasad Mishra,56 yrs, Orissa - In September 2000, I suffered from a cold followed by spasmodic cough, little chest pain, suffocation and weakness. Though I was a diabetic patient, I controlled it through diet, yogasana and exercises. My doctor immediately told me to have an ECG and Tread Mill Test, the latter of which revealed I was a CAD patient. The Cardiologist diagnosed the disease as dislipidemia, and prescribed medicines. I went into mental depression. A year passed by and my weakness increased. I experienced shivering many times a day and fingers of the hands began to stiffen.
On 1st April 2002, I underwent Angiographic Test with Echo Cardiogram which reported I had 3 blockages: 80% (LCA), and two 60% (LCX). As the blockages were at the joints, the consulting cardiologist expressed his inability to carry out Angioplasty and I was referred to another doctor for by-pass surgery.
I was unsure about having surgery and could do nothing but pray to God for proper treatment. My physician told me about GlobaI Hospital. I unhesitatingly contacted the Brahma Kumaris Centre at Puri. Through their contact, I joined the CAD regression programme in May 2002 and sincerely followed the routine. I was advised by Dr. Gupta to remain on leave and adhere to the programme strictly, but I was unable to do so. I could only follow the programme up to 75%, and accordingly about 12% of the blockages have opened. I have rectified my shortcomings after the second Angiography. I am able to work 16-18 hours a day, walk 5-6 kms, cycle 8 kms etc. Diabetes is fully under control. The cost of my medicines has dropped by Rs 24/- per day. It is nothing but God’s wonder…
I sincerely pay my heartfelt gratitude to the Brahma Kumaris Organization, especially to Dr. Satish Gupta and his CAD Regression Project Team for their love, affection and service.
A NEW LIFE OF ENERGY AND FITNESS
L. Vamadevan Panicker, Pune - There have been wonderful changes in my life after attending the CAD regression programme.
For two years I had been suffering from severe joint pain and from January 2005 I experienced chest pain, fatigue and giddiness. But now I can walk easily for at least half an hour. I no longer get breathless walking long distances. A new energy and attitude towards work and life have developed. The mind is more relaxed and patient, and I’m able to control my short temper. This has improved relationships with my family too. Life has become more stable and disciplined.
I feel this programme can be beneficial to every individual as this is one of the best camps I have attended in my life.
EXPERIENCING GOD’S POWER OF PURITY
B.K. Leela, Housewife, Mehsana - In October 2003, I began to feel discomfort in the chest. I visited two doctors and the second one prescribed medicines and recommended I go in for angiography. This report showed that I had three blockages (90%, 80% and 50%). I informed my BK teacher in Mehsana who suggested I meet Dr Satish Gupta.
He put me on the special diet, exercise and special meditation routine. In a couple of months, I began to feel much better and lost 10 kilos. I attended the CAD regression camp in May 2004, through which I began to understand clearly what heart disease entails. I understand how we can use God’s power of purity has the strength to remedy blocked arteries. I continue with this practise and experience much benefit. A recent ECHO showed everything is normal.
I would like to advise all heart patients to adopt this path as it is the best solution. Thank you God, Dr Gupta and the programme for ensuring that our hearts remain clear and healthy for all time.
THE GIFT OF POSITIVE HEALTH
Manjula Dalwadi, 58 yrs, Housewife, Mumbai - I was a hyper-sensitive heart patient for more than 5 years. My coronary angiography carried out on 4th February 2000 revealed a blockage of 99% in the right coronary artery and 100% blockage in LAD. I was hardly able to walk about 50 meters. I was advised to undergo by-pass surgery as angioplasty was not possible. I was informed at J. J. Hospital about the programme being conducted in the Global Hospital, Mount Abu. After joining the first programme and further follow-up advanced programmes, I repeated my coronary angiography on 9th October 2001, which showed that the 99% blockage had reduced markedly, to the sheer surprise of my cardiologist. It has brought a positive change not only in my life, but also in the lives of other members of my family, who have adopted many aspects of this user-friendly programme.
ALLAH’S ENCHANTING MEDICAL SYSTEM
Mazhar Mehsari, Mumbai - On 11th March 1999, I suddenly developed chest pain. I consulted my family doctor and got T.M.T. done. After keeping me in the ICU for few days, the doctor recommended I go in for an angiography. At J.J. Hospital, Mumbai, Dr Bhosale informed me of the CAD regression camps organized by Brahma Kumaris, Abu, and said if I ever decided to attend I should let him know.
I went ahead with the angiography which revealed that I had 3 blockages: 80%, 90% and 99%. Though I wasn’t ready for surgery, my family members and friends insisted I go ahead. I have strong belief in Allah and pray 5 times a day; just before the surgery I felt God was inspiring me to contact Dr. Bhosale. He immediately made arrangements for me to come to Shantivan.
Whatever I saw at the Brahma Kumaris Complex was what Islam calls ‘Jannat’ or ‘Paradise’. It is such a pure environment. My mind blossomed on seeing the behaviour and personality of all those who live here. The first miracle was renouncing the notion that ‘I am a patient.’ I gave up non-vegetarian food on returning home as the pure food eaten in Shantivan left a pleasant mark on my mind.
I previously used to find it a challenge to go for work but now I’m active for about 14 hours in the day! My family is very happy with the improvements. I no longer indulge in negative thinking, anger and most of all the fear of heart-attack. I daily study spiritual knowledge, practice meditation, and visit the Brahma Kumaris centre regularly.
There is great joy in practicing soul-consciousness and detaching from the body and world to remember God. Whenever I share my experiences with doctors, none of them are prepared to believe me. Heart disease is spreading rampantly in Bharat where the majority is unable to afford surgery. So at such times, this treatment from God is a blessing. God is the Ocean and I constantly feel the showers of His mercy on me.
YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE?
Rajen A. Chauhan ,46 yrs. Bhuj - I was only forty-four years of age when I had a heart attack on 20th August 2002. I found it difficult to breathe in crowded areas. Doctors advised me to go in for angiography and also hinted that I might need by-pass surgery. I was gripped by tension because I couldn’t afford so much.
I arranged some money and came to Ahmedabad for the angiography, which showed that two arteries were blocked to 80%. I was recommended to have either by-pass surgery or angioplasty within one month or else. It felt as if someone had put a revolver to my head and whispered in my ears, “Your money or your life?. The choice is yours.”
But the dame Luck seemed to be smiling upon me. I met Dr. Satish Kumar Gupta who happened to be in Ahmedabd at the time. Half of my worry evaporated instantly. Dr. Gupta invited me to attend the next CAD regression camp in Shantivan and gave me a diet chart to be followed strictly.
After attending the camp, my way of looking at things underwent a radical change. My worries disappeared. I got healthier day by day and felt I had hoodwinked death itself. I follow the diet chart, take brisk walks every morning, continue with my medicines and above all practice meditation which has changed my life. Anger and depression are matters of the past and I am no longer afraid of crowded places.
I am a living example of the efficacy of the CAD Regression Project. I wish Dr. Gupta every success in his efforts to spread the message of the Project throughout the world.
HEART ATTACK – A BLESSING IN DISGUISE
Uday Ram,65 yrs. Meerat - On 4th August 2001, I woke up early to feed my cattle and suddenly experienced unbearable pain in my chest which left me unconscious. When I regained consciousness in the evening, I found myself in the ICU. The doctors had carried out an angiocardiography and Colour Doppler test which showed I had had a heart attack. They recommended I immediately go to a Delhi hospital for further treatment.
On 28th August 2001, I had an angiography done in Delhi, which showed that LAD Med and RCA arteries were blocked 100% and 99%, respectively. The doctor recommended I undergo a by-pass surgery as soon as possible and scheduled it for the evening of 29th August.
On 29th August morning, it was announced that a doctor had come from Brahma Kumaris, Mount Abu, to share how Rajyoga meditation helps cure illnesses, especially depression, stress, heart diseases etc. I attended the session and when I met Dr Satish Kr Gupta, he said, “You haven’t come to me, but the Supreme Surgeon, Supreme Soul has called you. You are very fortunate and this illness cannot remain as the Supreme Surgeon had made you belong to Him.”
As he looked at me with love and good wishes, I felt a spiritual power enter me. I immediately got discharged from the Hospital without having the surgery and started going to the Brahma Kumaris centre for the 7-day introductory course.
In May 2002, I visit Shantivan, Abu Road, to attend the CAD Regression Basic Course along with my wife. We were exposed to valuable information about diet, rest, exercise, spiritual and value education and awareness of the modern medical field. I learned that by making one’s thoughts positive, we can become healthy, wealthy and happy again.
On 29 August 2002, I had another angiography done which showed that both the coronary LAD and RCA had opened up. The doctors at Pant Hipsital, Delhi, were totally amazed at how Rajyoga was able to open blocked arteries while medical science could not!
Today, my family and I am experiencing an elevated life sustained by God’s blessings. I haven’t taken any medicines for two years. It is my hope that everyone takes the opportunity to learn meditation and experience a blissful life through the meeting of Supreme Soul and soul.
EASY TREATMENT & GREAT BENEFITS
Shivaji K. Nikalje,45 yrs, Pune - In 2003, while I was walking one day I suddenly felt dizzy as though everything was going dark. I met the doctor next day who asked me to get an angiography done. The report showed I had three blockages: one was 100% blocked and the other two, 90%. My doctor recommended I have by-pass surgery immediately however I didn’t have the two lacs to pay for it.
I chanced to come by a doctor who informed me of the camp that takes place in Shantivan, Abu Road. He told me to make my decision of having the operation only after returning from Shantivan. My wife and I came to Shantivan in September 2003.
We initially had the impression that ayurvedic medicine would be prescribed. But from the first session, Dr Gupta shared very valuable information about how heart diseases develop, how a change in lifestyle is essential etc. I followed the programme diligently and still maintain it. The practice of meditation too helped me greatly in understanding myself and connecting the soul with the Divine Being.
I am absolutely fine today and can walk up to ten kilometres comfortably!
THE SUPREME SURGEON HAS STRENGTHENED MY HEART WITH LOVE
K.S. Dorekar, 74 yrs, Maharashtra - I was always a hot-tempered disciplinarian. My family and I were deeply grieved when my wife suddenly died during a by-pass surgery in April 1997. I was devastated and left alone.
In February 1998, I had a severe heart attack. An angiography carried out in Pune revealed that I had three 100% blocked arteries. The doctor advised me to undergo by-pass surgery immediately; however, I was adamant that I would rather die than go through surgery. My brother was in contact with the Brahma Kumaris centre and the BK teacher wrote me a letter of recommendation for Dr Satish Gupta. Along with few relatives, I made the trip to Shantivan.
Dr Satish Gupta talked to me for one hour, explaining significant aspects of health and life. He said, “Death will come to all of us but we shouldn’t be frightened of it..” He suggested I practice Rajyoga meditation, while taking the medicines and following the diet chart he offered. He inspired me to study spiritual knowledge offered at the Brahma Kumaris centre which I continue to do. Till date I have attended 6-7 CAD regression camps at Shantivan and taken immense benefit.
God is the Supreme Power who has taught us to consider ourselves to be souls and connect with Him. As we have to return to God one day why not break attachment to the world and bodily beings, develop pure love for everyone and remain free from tension?
I humbly request all heart patients to adopt Rajyoga in their life and be liberated from heart diseases. Be healthy, peaceful and happy by staying in God’s remembrance. God is the Supreme Surgeon who can strengthen a weak heart with love. Having recognized God I have taken a new birth.
A NEW SURGE OF VITALITY
Dr V. C. Doshi, Ahmedabad - I am a General Surgeon and have worked as Hon. Professor of Surgery at B.J. Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, for many years.
I had low-grade hypertension for about 15 years and minimal pericardial heaviness on moderate exertion for 3 years. My hypertension was well controlled by minimal dose of medicines. My Echocardiogram showed normal cardiac function with 60% EF. My lipid profile was near upper limit of normal range while HDL was near the lower limit.
I came to know about the CAD regression project and was advised to attend it by the local BK teacher, which I did in May 2004. In the peaceful and holy atmosphere of Shantivan I felt very comfortable and relieved of anxiety, tension and worries. The daily schedule was scientific and practical. Rajyoga Meditation at 4.00am was energizing. The explanation of CAD, its patho-physiology, consequences and prevention was greatly simplified by Dr. Gupta so that even a layman could understand and digest the principals.
While following the programme I experienced a new surge of strength and vitality. My lipid profile has improved considerably. All symptoms of pericardial discomfort and heaviness have disappeared and I lead a very comfortable life.
I request all CAD patients to follow, irrespective of the clinical status of their disease, the principles and guidelines of CAD Regression programme. I am sure they will be immensely benefited and lead a life worthy living.
EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME
Shenaz A. Babi,57 yrs,Gujarat - I attended the CAD regression camp in September 2004, with 90% blockage of the right side CA, and 70% in right renal artery. I was under constant stress and suffering from diabetes, restlessness, domestic and professional problems and a sensitive nature.
There are several good changes that I have undergone in my physical and emotional health. I no longer get angina and have developed more stamina. My personality has improved and lifestyle is simpler and more peaceful. I have learned to overcome unnecessary anxiety and take things at a normal pace.
I strongly feel the CAD Regression programme should be arranged in small camps in all states of India, and broadcast on television channels as well. It’s necessary for us to cultivate healthy habits for body and mind. Health is a gift of God and we should not neglect it. Let’s inspire more people to attend such programmes and improve their lives.
THE GIFT OF A HAPPY PERSONALITY
Kishori Lal,42 yrs, Rewari - I used to be an impatient person previously and would get angry often. In 2002, I had a heart attack; the angiography showed there were 5 blockages and I would need surgery.
I had heard that the Brahma Kumaris organised CAD regression camps in Abu and so I attended the camp. It was a life-changing experience.
My cholesterol level dropped from 315 to 140 in two month’s time. My weight reduced from 68kg to 49kg. My second angiography in 1995 showed that 3 of my blockages had cleared!
Apart from the physical benefits, Rajyoga meditation has taught me how to stay free from worries and lead life with lot of enthusiasm. I feel everyone should learn this programme and transform their lives for the better.
FROM SAI BABA TO SHIV BABA
Satish S. Kawoor, Pune - I am 55 years of age and had served in TATA Motors for 31 years. During this period I met with two major accidents: a severe electric shock on the chest in 1981 and a road accident in which all the veins in my right ankle were crushed.
A year following my road accident I suffered from a heart attack in 1982, which was diagnosed to be myocardial injury due to the electric shock on my chest. I had a second heart attack within a month and was hospitalized for 4 months. I had my third attack in 1987 followed by a CVA attack in 1993 in which I lost my memory. The angiography report revealed a clot. I regained my memory after treatment for 2-3 months and resumed my duties. But since the job caused stress I found it difficult to continue and opted for voluntary retirement.
I opened a hotel at Shirdi Sai Baba, 20 kilometers from my home in October 2003. But running a profitable hotel is not an easy affair for a single person. The outcome was the fourth heart attack. My angiography revealed I had six blockages ranging from 70 to 90% and the doctor suggested angioplasty for 5 blockages. But considering the costs we opted for by-pass surgery and the day for operation was fixed. I don’t know what caused the operating surgeon to change his mind but on seeing the CD he suggested I should first try out yoga and ayurvedic medicines and if need be to come for the operation after three months.
One of our doctor friends introduced me to the CAD Regression Camp and I joined it on 16th August 2004. It was totally a new concept for me and by the fourth day I started feeling very light within. We had a picnic on the sixth day which was a virtual TMT test for us because every Dilwala danced to garba and bhangra music without feeling any physical discomfort. On the last day each one of us had personal counseling from Dr. Gupta.
I continued to follow the daily routine from 4.00am to 10.00 at night and attended the follow-up programme after six months. I attend every CAD Project camp and serve as a volunteer. Dilwalas have formed the ‘Healthy Heart Education & Research Foundation’ to spread the message of CAD Project. I have motivated several CAD patients to attend the programme and we have also started a Pune Chapter of the Foundation to help CAD patients of the city.
TREATMENT AT THE HANDS OF ANGELS
Deen Dayal Samdhani, 65 yrs, Jaipur - In 1998, my blood pressure was 180-120 and weight, 94 kg. I would feel heaviness after walking 10-15 steps. I had the angiography test on 21st July 1998, which showed I had two blockages in LAD: 95% and 80%. Doctors at Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur were all of opinion that I should have immediate by-pass surgery, which worried my family members and friends.
During the time we were preparing for surgery, we heard about the heart camp to be held at Global Hospital, Mount Abu. I submitted the reports and joined the first camp in December 1998. My spouse and I experienced full confidence and lot of happiness. 50% of illness was cured just by watching the natural beauty and pure environment. All the doctors and staff of this hospital, including Brahma Kumaris and Brahma Kumars, were like angels with divine power. I had only heard of heaven but now have attained it. I have learned how to win over anger, pride, laziness, jealousy and non-vegetarian food, as they deteriorate a person’s mental and physical health.
I have attended more camps at Abu and the reports are astounding every time. My B.P. stands normal and weight at 70 kg. In April 2000, I went for a repeat angiography test in Jaipur which revealed that the 95% blocked artery is functioning fully and second, 80%, has good improvement.
My family and relatives have started attending classes regularly at the Rajyoga centre. I have devoted my life to helping those who have heart problems, which gives me deep peace of mind.
I am thankful to God for His work in changing our lives in an incognito way. I promise to work with the Vishwa Vidyalaya in all its noble endeavours.
I NO LONGER AM A HEART PATIENT
Rajni Mulchandani, Ahmedabad - I had been suffering from high B.P. for the last 15 years and used to take medicines regularly. Some years ago, I felt chest pain and after consulting various physicians, it was diagnosed as unstable angina pain. The pain was persistent which disturbed my family and me. On 22nd February 2005, an angiography was carried out which reported there was one 100% blocked artery while others had multiple blockages. We consulted three reputed doctors at various hospitals in Ahmedabad who all advised surgery, therefore we set a date.
Suddenly, divine intervention came through a family friend, who informed us of the CAD regression camp hosted at the Brahma Kumaris Headquarters. With the assistance of some BKs, I attended the camp in May 2002, accompanied by my husband. We were impressed by the methodology and Dr Gupta’s style of teaching. His slogan is to “heal thy self”. We had living examples of people who were completely cured by following the system before us. Here, patients are told through psychological testing why they are suffering and how to remove the root-cause of suffering. No other doctor does this practice.
We attended in all four programmes in the interval of 4-5 months. Every programme filled my heart with love and an earnest desire to live. The personal visits of the great Dadis of Brahma Kumaris and their preachings changed my way of living. I started visiting the Brahma Kumaris centre in Memnagar, Ahmedabad. Everything goes on normally now without angina or need for surgery. My relatives, friends and neighbors doubt whether I was ever a heart patient!
Then came time for the second angiography in August 2003. We chose a different hospital and the doctors were surprised to see that the 100% blocked artery was now 100% open, and the other multiple blockages had reduced to a great extent! “It’s is a miracle. I cannot believe when I compare the first and repeated angiography reports.”
These results are due to the blessings of God and the holy Dadis of Brahma Kumaris. Moreover I dedicate my success to Dr. Satish Gupta who took lot pains to design the programme, teach it in a very lucid manner, and attend to the patients uniformly.
I know the pain of heart patients and the agony their family members go through, which is curable now. The heart of Dr. Satish Gupta is open for all. He calls us not heart patients but ‘Dilwale’. I can spread the light through the torch given by Dr Gupta and my services are available 24 hours any day for any Dilwala.
FAITH IN MAINTAINING CONSTANT GOOD HEALTH
K. H. Patel, Former High Commissioner of India to Uganda & Ambassador to Rwanda & Burundi, Ex. Director, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India) 68 yrs, Ahmedabad (Guj)I had a massive heart attack in January, 2000. Immediately, I had to go through angiography and angioplasty, involving the placement of two Stents. However, in next one month and three weeks I got another heart attack. Following this, I went through second angiography. The result showed that the LAD, where angioplasty was done, had got completely blocked. Two prominent Heart Surgeons opined that I should go through by-pass surgery. However, my Cardiology Consultant thought that medical management should be sufficient.
While accepting this view, I came in touch with Dr. Satish Gupta who was conducting his CAD program at Abu, Rajasthan. I began to follow this programme, which has resulted in my EF improving from 45% to over 60%. I have not felt any cardiac problem whatsoever during the last six-and-a-half years.
I feel confident that as long as I practice Rajyoga Meditation and the basic principles of CAD programme relating to food and exercise, I will not have any cardiac problem.
SHATTERED DREAMS HAVE BEEN REBUILT
Vinod Kumar Sharma, Haryana - A year before I came into contact with the Brahma Kumaris, I led a simple life never wondering ‘who I am’ or 'where I’ve come from.’ 45 years of my life I was under the impression that life is for merry-making and pursuit of physical pleasures. Although I was a religious person, I was not really aware of God. I always thought myself to be healthy and smart.
On 24th February 2004, I meet with a massive heart attack, which changed my thinking. It was such a painful experience that it sheltered all my dreams. An angiography showed that I had three blockages. It was then I made contact with Dr Satish Gupta in Mount Abu.
Dr. Satish Gupta has been my real guiding force. I attended two of the camps in 2004, wherein I learned about the cure for my heart and Rajyoga. I had lost all confidence after the attack but by adopting a healthy life-style and experimenting with Rajyoga, I have cured myself of the heart problem and regained my lost self-esteem. Today, I take a very nutritional diet, follow strict exercise and practice meditation. Life is peaceful and energetic. Even the home atmosphere has changed.
In fact I have forgotten about my heart problem. I am thankful to God for sending Dr. Satish Gupta on earth to help uplift thousands of heart patients like me. My remaining life is for the sake of God alone.
A MIRACLE FOR C.A.D. PATIENTS
R.R. Surana, 68 yrs, Nasik - I experienced angina around Diwali of 1997. I immediately met a doctor who prescribed tablets like Sorbitrate etc. Taking these tablets for few months did not bear any good results so I approached a reputed Cardiologist. The angiography test in April 1998 showed that I had blockages in three main arteries: 95%; 85% and 80%. I was not prepared to undergo surgery.
Global Hospital and Research Centre had just started treating heart disease with lifestyle intervention. I joined the programme that commenced in July 1998. Dr. Guptaji is a genius; he is well-qualified and a highly dedicated person, as is his team.
Power of the soul eradicates a person’s stress that contributes to heart disease. In my opinion, meditation plays a very active role in preventing and curing heart diseases. I have attended 6-7 subsequent camps and I believe in their advice: "Better the programme adherence, more the CAD regression". Memories of these events have kept me and my family healthy and happy.
I repeated the angiography in August 2000 to find wonderful results: the 95% blockage was removed completely and the other two had lowered to 50%. This programme has given me a new life. I carry on with my activities with great satisfaction and hope. I give special thanks to the Brahma Kumaris and Dr. Satish Gupta, who’ve made my heart smile.
I BELIEVE ANY DISEASE CAN BE CURED WITH MEDITATION
Mohan Prajapati, 58 yrs, Kalol (Guj) - I came to the CAD regression camp as a diabetic patient with three blockages in my arteries. My family has a history of heart patients and I began to get chest pain and breathlessness after walking short distances. My younger brother who had had a heart attack insisted I get a check-up. After several other tests (TMT, ECG) an angiography was done which revealed there were three blockages: 80%, 70% and 50%. The doctor recommended I undergo angioplasty but I returned home with medicines as I needed time to consider the matter. I didn’t want to worry my family.
Some one suggested I meet a CAD patient who was cured of six blockages through the lifestyle intervention programme. This inspired me to personally meet Dr Satish Gupta and attend the camp.
The sessions were very informative but the phenomenal changes only happened during my follow-up camp in April 2003. I started to believe in the procedure and in following the routine accurately.
Previously I had a very demanding, egoistic personality. The sessions and practice of soul-consciousness made me realise that these sanskars were not only spoiling relationships but having adverse effects on my health. By practising the guidelines given by Dr Satish Gupta I have learned to control my anger and be peaceful.
In an amazingly short period of time - one-and-a-half years – I have got rid of all medicines for diabetes and heart problems. Though I am 58 years old, I feel as young and active as a 35-year old man!
I truly believe Rajyoga meditation can not only cure heart problems but any disease, without the hassle of big expenditure. Dr Gupta taught us how to be our own doctor and made us an example for the world. It is really a Godly gift to make both body and mind pure.
FROM THE DARKNESS OF DESPAIR TO THE LIGHT OF HOPE
Anima R Kundu, 55 yrs - Today I am overjoyed that I am able to share my life-saving experience, hoping that it may show the path of hope to many other brothers and sisters who are in pain.
Since 1996 I had been suffering from high blood pressure, hypertension and spondilytis. I was unable to bend or lift heavy things. On walking few steps I would get breathless and my spine would stiffen giving me the feeling that my body parts cannot move. In 1998, I faced my first heart attack, which started off a chain of treatments, medication and lot of rest. But how long can a middle-class person keep away from daily chores and job, not to mention sustain the increasing expenses of medications etc…
Days passed, medicines did not give much relief and doctors began insisting for an angiography. Even if the test diagnosed blockages in the heart, I was not mentally prepared for by-pass surgery. Therefore, I simply ignored the advice of angiography and decided to wait and watch. I went through four painful years of suffering. Health complaints became routine and my family turned immune to my prolonged illness.
As a member of the Brahma Kumaris’ family, I was visiting Shantivan during New Year’s Eve. Everyone was preparing to welcome the new millennium with zeal while I was waiting for death. At Abu, I was introduced to Dr Satish Gupta who intimated me about his CAD (Coronary Artery Disease) regression program. It sounded like a ray of light at the end of a long dark tunnel! I eagerly agreed to go for an angiography which reflected 90% blockage in one of the main arteries. I then attended the Camp.
Dr. Satish Gupta and his team treated us with a lot of care and empathy. Gradually my health improved and the need for heavy doses of medicines reduced. In 2002, I underwent repeat angiography which showed my blockage had visibly reduced from 90% to 40%!
Where I was not able to walk even three steps with ease, today I walk 6 kms daily without any pain. I owe my improving health and well-being to Dr. Satish Gupta and all members of his team, who with their selfless efforts of compassion and humility are treating so many people with love, care and empathy.
IT’S WISE TO EDUCATE PATIENTS ABOUT THE DISEASE
A. V. Meghraj, Kalwa - In November 1999, I developed chest pain while climbing the hills of Nainital, and this increased in January 2000. I collapsed one day due to a mild attack. The cardiologist took an ECG and advised me for a TMT test, which was positive. The angiography done at Bombay Hospital showed 6 blockages (99%, 90%, 90%, 70%, 70%, 50%). He insisted I go in for by-pass surgery while Jaslok Hospital advised angioplasty for three coronary arteries.
I was unable to walk even 100 metres without experiencing pain and was taking 12-15 tablets daily (worth Rs 150-200). It has been my experience that most doctors never educate the patient about the heart problem, and yet they charge Rs 600 for consulting, Rs 20,000 for the angiography and Rs 2-3 lakhs for surgery, while neither allowing the patient to consult other doctors nor suggesting alternative therapies.
A heart patient, who had benefited from treatment in Mount Abu shared his experience which motivated me to visit Abu. Dr Satish Gupta and his team educated us thoroughly and gave us expert guidance regarding our health problem. I consider myself very lucky as I learned a lot about the physiological, psychological and spiritual factors connected with the heart, as well as about Raja Yoga etc.
Now I can walk 10-12 km without any problem. I haven’t taken a single day’s leave due to chest pain or any other symptoms for the last 4 years, which is a miracle! I am able to play a number of games like volleyball, cricket, table tennis, swimming etc.
The students of my school prepared a demonstrative science project on the CAD regression programme and have won prizes at School, Ward and Zonal Levels. Medical professionals and scientists have showed interest and appreciation. Many of my friends and relatives have taken benefit from this new lifestyle and rid themselves of heart problems and illnesses like acidity, ulcers, constipation and so on. A few newspapers and magazines in English, Hindi, Marathi and Kannada have published my experience as well.
This treatment should reach large numbers of heart patients who are the backbones of their families, society and country. I humbly request one and all to support and strengthen this noble cause for the benefit of Indians and all humankind.
SCIENCE & SILENCE
Dr. Arun B. Vyasa, 66 yrs, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) - I am a physician by profession. I had M.I. in February 1988 at the age of 48 years. I was found to have triple vessel disease, with one Lima and four venous grafts. in October 2002. This first camp made me realize that though I enjoyed my profession, my troubles I got a second angiography done in 1993, which revealed that all four grafts were blocked; only LIMA was working 100%. Due to the angina experienced on physical exertion I had a third angiogram done in 2002 that showed native vessel involvement. I was advised angioplasty which doctors later refused to do because of E.F. being 40%.
I joined the CAD regression training program were due to hurry, worry, pressure of heavy work, stress and strain, type A personality, sensitive nature, lack of peace of mind and lack of adequate sleep. I understood clearly that if I wanted to get well I had to put the CAD training into practice. I needed time for my inner self.
I stopped attending to my clinic in the evening hours so that I could go to bed in time, get up at 4.00 am, do exercise, go for a morning walk, then have my bath etc. and go to Brahma Kumaris Ashram to listen to the Godly versions of knowledge. I am a totally changed person now. Not only me but the whole society is surprised at my changed self.. I have no worries, no pressure of work or time, peace of mind and ample spare time to pass on to others the message of science and the art of healthy and happy living.
At present (after four years or so) I feel perfectly okay having E.F. 55% and with no further damage to the coronary vessels. I sincerely feel it’s only by combining Silence Power (Rajyoga meditation) and Science Power (Medicnes, Diet and Exercise) that we can prevent CAD, Angina and Heart Attacks.