Dr Ram Bhosle - My Beloved Master
Brief biography of Dr. Ram Bhosle.
Dr Ram Bhosle was personal physician to Pandit Nehruji, Mahatma Gandhiji, and many other respected people, also Disciple of Mahavatar Babaji, Swami Nityananda.
Dr. Bhosle was borned in the heart of a noble family, well positioned family. His mother died giving birth to him. After few years his brother, father and sister also passed away. At the age of 5 he became an orphan.The family didn't take too much care of the small kid.
He finally walked miles till he arrive to a city on the north of Bombay, and established there, where he end up working cleaning in the hospital. He dscovered his passion helping people and he decided to take the exam to study for surgeon. But he did not have the money to pay the fees examination.
Under a depression due the hard life he was living since he born, he climbed a mountain to find a suitable spot in which to die. Before he could complete his gruesome task, he encountered a young Swami who had been meditating on the mountain. The Swami fed and calmed Ram, then persuaded him not to commit suicide. Instead, the Swami, whose name was Nityananda, gave Ram a blessing, saying, "A great future awaits you. You will become a famous doctor and travel 160 times to the West."
Inspired by Swami Nityananda’s words, Ram left the jungle, and enquired repeatedly for a job. He was eventually employed as a gardener’s assistant. As fate would have it, Ram was spotted one day in the garden by a British officer and physician. The officer engaged Ram in conversation and discovered that Ram’s father had saved the Englishman’s life during the war. Out of gratitude the officer recommended that Ram be moved to the surgical ward. Ram’s new position as ward boy took him straight into the heart of the hospital. He seized this rare opportunity to learn with zeal and passion. As he watched the medical procedures and patient care, he began saving money to study medicine. He was obsessed with becoming a doctor, and determined to study in at the best schools.
By the age of 17, Ram had saved enough money. The courageous teenager approached the dean at the famous Vienna Institute of Physical Medicine, hoping to be admitted. The dean flatly refused. While searching for ideas on how to gain admission to medical school, Ram encountered two leaders in exile : Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and Shri Vithalbhai Patel. After learning Ram’s tale of travel, longing and disappointment, these two gentlemen went directly to the reluctant dean at the to plead his case. The dean was at last persuaded and admitted Ram into the massage college. Ram accepted the challenges of study gratefully. He became fluent in German and performed well in both practical and theoretical exams.
Craving still more training, Ram moved from Vienna to Berlin, where he received his diplomas Doctor of Manipulative surgery.
Ram hoped to serve a medical internship in to further his training. Upon arriving there he contacted the gentleman whom had helped him. The officer was delighted to hear Ram’s story and arranged for Ram to meet the famous English healer, Sir Herbert Barker. Ram’s wit and intellect charmed Sir Barker into accepting him as an intern. The two years that Ram spent with Sir Herbert Barker were the most significant in his education so far. During this time, Ram met and had the opportunity to treat the heads of states, as well as numerous politicians, aristocrats and celebrities.
Ram’s skills matured, and he learned to harness his intuition for healing. Eventually, with the call of India burning in Ram’s heart, he said goodbye to his English guru and set sail for India. Ram soon found a job working for a doctor. When he was not in the doctor’s surgery, Ram was studying again. After this extensive European training, Ram was longing to learn the Indian science of massage.
He found that the Vedas were rich with descriptions of the power of massage by vibration. The Vedic texts explained to Ram that the whole universe is only one sound reverberating at different vibrations and frequencies. Vibrations course through all things, and vibrations can change all things. Ram began evolving his own style of massage, based on vibration and drawing on all the wisdom he had gained in.
He also relied on the years of practice as a musician to guide him. His background in classical music and rhythm gave him a tactile understanding of the effect of vibrations. He "listened" with his hands and intuition to his patients’ bodies reverberating and sounding under his hands like sitars, veenas, and tablas. Rather than using the deep pressured favoured in Europe, Ram used increasingly light pressure. This light massage is referred to in Sanskrit as "Samvahan". One interpretation of Samvahan is "even dead tissue can be awakened".
The technique which ram also called "Vibro-massage", was light and soothing, yet reached deeply into the body, causing profound healing. With the insight that the body is nothing but rhythm, Ram began creating vibrations deep in his body that cause responses in the bodies of the patients that he massaged. Using the knowledge of anatomy. physiology, and neurology, as well as disease, pain and recovery that he had mastered in Europe, Ram allowed his intuition to lead his hands and mind in giving the appropriate vibration for helping patients.
Hour upon hour of careful scriptural reading and practice with patients led Ram to discover the healing vibration that resides in the floor of the pelvis, the home of the Muladhara Chakra. The vibration that arises from this Chakra, Ram found, had a profound effect on creating health in suffering patients. He learned to allow the vibration that began the First Chakra to pass through his body and out of his hands, into the bodies of his patients. It created the cellular beginning of healing wherever Ram directed it. He used his "Vibro-massage" to clam tired muscles, set joints, and fixed long-term back problems. He paid particular attention to the spine and spinal nerves, as well as the liver and digestive system. He also began experimenting with treating the energy channels called "nadis," and the nerves that correspond to them.
By incorporating the crucial elements of Indian culture – music, nadis, vibration and a universal philosophy – with his European training, Dr. Ram Bhosle’s Samvahan became a uniquely powerful technique. He delighted in fixing problems that other doctors had been completed unable to cure. Dr Bhosle massaged the Mahatma, and was delighted to be photographed with him by the visiting media. Gandhi made a polite comment about Dr Bhosle’s work, which appeared in the newspaper the next morning along with the photo.
Within days Dr Bhosle was besieged by politicians, the British aristocracy, and Indians far and wide, all asking for massage appointments. Ram was with Mahatma Gandhi on August 8, 1942, when Gandhiji declared the "Quit India" program, and gave him a three hour massage after the speech. Ram felt it was his clear duty to participate in this battle for freedom. He plunged into his guerrilla assignments, risking his reputation, his newly amassed wealth, and his life. Dr Bhosle’s participation in the underground activities sent shock waves through the British. He was their trusted doctor and social companion on one day, and the warrior plotting their demise the next. To stop Ram’s activities, eighteen warrants were issued for his arrest, plus a reward of 50,000 rupees.
Dr Bhosle cautiously made his way north to the empty expanses of the Himalayas. Hiding from the British in caves and remote cliffs, he met Sadguru Shankar Maharaj and mystical sadhus who lived there practicing yoga. Ram shared their fires and spoke with them, glad for the company. They questioned him about his beliefs, and divulged the wisdom that their lifestyle brought to them. Debates arose every night, and Ram was continually inundated with spiritual advice. The verbal duels often resulted in bizarre and mystical experiences that Ram could not understand or explain. The sadhus challenged Ram’s materialistic lifestyle. They demonstrated through their mastery of yoga that a disciplined spiritual life was a higher path. Overwhelmed by what he saw, Ram’s pride and ego finally broke down. He felt that the grace that had given him so many encounters with holy men, and taught him so much, left him no choice but to surrender his whole being to the Almighty.
Patients included Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, Joseph Stalin, Lord and Lady Mountbatten, Nikolai Kruschev, and Sir Alexander Flemming. Musicians and artists flocked to Dr Bhosle. Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Allah Uddin Khan, Shambu Majaraj, Mohamedjan Thirakjva, Yehudi Menuhin, and Dame Margot Fonteyn all benefited from Ram’s creativity enhancing treatments.
Over the years, Dr Bhosle had truly developed his Samvahan massage into an art form. His touch was so developed that he was able to perceive the minute changes in vibration that marked the difference between health and illness. It was as if he had learned to speak a new language – the cellular language of the body. He could sense the unique vibrational "sound" of the liver, the "hum" of the spinal chord, and the "Throb" of the bones. The nadis spoke to him, the organs and muscles sang in code, and the glands called their tunes to his trained perception. To crystalise his use of rhythms and master his sensitivity to finger pressure, Dr Bhosle studied classical Indian music and dance with some of the greatest maestros of the 20 century.
He poured the whole of his creative ability into massage, producing not only healing effects but also magically soothing sensations. In recognition of Dr Bhosle’s profound achievement in massage, the Geneva College of Massage and Manipulation offered him a honourary Doctorate Degree for his unsurpassed skill and knowledge.
Only a master musician, scientist, healer, and yogi could have crated such a powerful healing system. For his fortunate patients, Dr.Ram’s treatments were, and still are, a blessing from God. Ram worked two years in Hollywood, then homesick for his Mother India, he returned to India. While maintaining his clinic there he continued treating his international clientele. Dr Bhosle’s healing gift and relentless sense of humour made him a welcome guest around the globe. Throughout his career he has given large sums of money, indeed the bulk of his income, to charities. He often gave donations to aspiring young doctors for starting new clinics or conducting experiments that Dr Bhosle values. The fees he received from patients were passed on to needy friends and patients.
Modern medicine diagnosed many of his cases as "incurable" yet Dr Ram healed them with amazing results. He had successfully treated diseases such as polio, diabetes, paralysis, obesity, blindness, infertility, sciatica, spasticity, hemiplegia, hypertension, slipped discs, and complete nerve dysfunction.
Samvahan was practiced in ancient India. The first written reference claiming the value of Samvahan was around 2,500 years ago by the Indian scholar and doctor, Charak. In the 1930’s, a young Indian, Dr. Ram Bhosle, was inspired to begin using vibrations from his hands to heal his patients. Dr. Bhosle studied the ancient texts about vibrational massage, he also spent six years in the Himalayas studying with mahavatar babaji. His treated leaders, artists as well as common people from around the world.