Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma
Freedom from addiction to alcohol
I am Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, resident of Rampur, UP. I am a Brahmin. Today on 16 June 2014, I came to Jodhpur Ashram with my partner and got blessed by seeing Gurudev. It was about four years ago.
One day I switched on the TV on a Thursday. Gurudev's program was coming on TV. Seeing him, I got inspired. The next day, I called AVSK, Jodhpur Ashram and after taking complete information, got his CD, photo and Spiritual Science magazine etc. through courier.
I received all the material two days before Deepawali. Before opening the parcel, I decided that I would open the parcel and start my spiritual practice before doing Deepawali worship. I did the same.
Two days after Deepawali, I saw in my dream "Shri Krishna Sharanam mam gachchami" written in golden letters in the sky. I saw these lines written in capital letters. Since then my faith in Gurudev became firm and knowledge started flowing within.
I was an alcohol addict. I had been trying my best to quit but could not succeed. I got freed from this addiction only in three days after starting the Sanjeevani mantra chanting and meditation.
I used to go to Shiva's temple to worship. Many times, when I was ready to go to the Shiv temple, my friends would come with a bottle of liquor, then I used to start drinking, completing forgetting about worshipping Shiva.Such was the state of my worship.
"Now I do not even know whether liquor is sold in India or not.” But there is such a power in Gurudev's name that the sins of my many last births were cut off. Now I have understood the real worship. I was only a cheat. Even when someone used to come to me with a lot of reverence, I used to think of ways to fool that devotee. And now I understand that most of the people are hypocrites like me.
My request to all of you is that instead of wandering from place to place, start your spiritual journey with full devotion at the feet of Gurudev and lead a disciplined life and find solutions to all the problems of life.