Nithyanandam ! This is Raman. I am a software engineer
by profession for the last 11 years currently living in Madison, Wisconsin.
I will like to share some of my experience with Swamiji that happened in my life. Before 2005…. around end of 2005… that was
the first time I saw Swamiji’s photo on a book at a railway platform in Chennai. I was going
through this severe depression and I could not blame anybody as a reason
for that. I don’t know what happened in my life. Sometime before that I was clueless
about my path, in my career, in my life and things like that.
Being born in a middle class family, I did have high spirits of life expansion but
at the same time when I went through that deep depression I was looking for a solution
and honestly even thought about going to a psychiatrist and things like that. But all
that crap went out of my mind and suddenly I looked at the book in a
railway platform one day and once i read through that book with
different meditations Like the (book) MEDITATION IS FOR YOU. That was
an astounding experience that happened in me. In a couple of days I went through a complete
turn around a situation in which the life started blossoming into myself. There was some health
issues as part of the depression. I started clearing out slowly and I was feeling
there was a opening in front of me. An open door. Like I am feeling blessed to
come out of those depression. And that happened around 2005. That was
my first experience. Just based on Swamiji’s teachings
I went through each chakra meditation. I started doing myself. One meditation
everyday. I wanted to come out of the depression. It was a heavy depression.
I cannot even think in a normal way. When I go to office I cannot work. Just to sit
in my home I feel like crying. When I sleep, I couldn’t sleep. It was a heavy
blow that I couldn’t do anything at all! Eventhough I was physically just walking,
just lying down, I couldn’t come out of the depression feeling. So it was a great experience
to come out of the depression by reading through that teachings that he has given
in that (book) MEDITATION IS FOR YOU. That was my first glimpse of Swamiji in my life.