Monday, 28 September 2015

The Unstoppable

Greetings to all !!!

This is the first post on my new blog (url

You would be wondering why the term ‘Aniruddha Friend’ in the blog title. Aniruddha (meaning Unstoppable) is the name of my Mentor and Guide, My beloved Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu (Dr. Aniruddha D. Joshi, MD Medicine). I am dedicating this blog to the Lotus feet of my Sadguru, who, as he says is a Friend who would never betray.

My Sadguru, just like his name Aniruddha, is simply unstoppable. I can conclusively say this after being under his shelter for more than 13 yrs now. Within this span of 13+ years, I have seen few of the seemingly innumerable facets of him.

I started this beautiful journey on his path in the year 2002 when I was an Engineering student with Mumbai University. The thing which appealed to me then was the precision and clarity of his thoughts and the simple way in which he laid them. After Graduation, I had almost a year before I finally landed up with a job with one of the most renowned IT company Tata Consultancy Services. It was during this 1 year that I got introduced to several devotional services laid down by Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu. I got a chance to work in several of those such as Charkha Yojana (Spinning wheel project), Raddi yojana (creating useful things from used paper), Imparting training on Disaster management through ‘Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management’, June te Sone (Old is Gold – distribution of used clothes and household items to the needy), Eco-friendly Ganpati murti preparation and many others. These initiatives were introduced by Bapu in his speech on the 13-point programme on 3-Oct-2002.

Through his discourses, he puts forth very simple yet effective principles of Life Science. He also explains it with the basis of scientific examples, which is what appealed to me initially. My college friends were surprised as such things are usually assumed to be done after retirement… But some things, as we say, just cannot be explained. You have to experience it yourself.

Bapu’s discourses are directly related to practical aspects of our lives. One of the best example is his speech on ‘Self-health’  on the 13th of December 2014 at Andheri Sports Complex. Putting to rest various misconceptions about health and food he laid down simple yet effective ways of leading a healthy life.

He always maintains that one must stay up-to-date with newer trends and technology; in the year 2003 he had said that in 12-15 years one who cannot use a computer would be compared to an illiterate. Through his discourses and Seminars, he has touched topics such as Swarm Intelligence, Jugaad, Nano-technology, Quantum Physics, Artificial Intelligence, Lasers, Satellites, Hologaphy... just to name a few. Being a Doctor, he is very well conversant with Finance, Law, International affairs etc. The book penned by him on the subject of the Third World War and article from the magazine Lokprabha on FinancialTerrorism stand witness to this fact.

Bapu has imparted training in ancient Martial arts, conducted Marathi classes, studied Homeopathy and addressed seminars on the subject, directed plays while he was in school and college, actively participated in sports... just to mention a few of his innumerable facets. One thing that stands apart is his non-tolerance of injustice. I know people who have seen him even go to the extent of bashing hooligans, that too when he was a renowned Doctor - without even thinking about his stature then. 

The number of his followers, since I initially joined this family in 2002, has increased multiple folds now and it just seems to go on and on. Experiences that his followers come across follow a similar upward graph, be it Medical, personal, financial or any other. His non-stop efforts leading towards a single aim that all his friends live a happy and self-sustained life.

As I said at the beginning, Unstoppable, just Unstoppable… the name says it all !! 

Hari om,  Shri Ram,  Ambadnya