My name is Sandeep Gadadare. I am a 27-year-old engineer from Pune, Maharashtra. My health problems began after I started working and could not keep a tab on my eating habits and lifestyle. It came as no surprise to anyone when I eventually put on so much weight that at one point, I weighed 90 kgs.
I started feeling depressed because of the way I had become and took medicine for it. Unfortunately, that
did not help me much because I ended up getting sicker with chronic indigestion, acidity, constipation,
cough and cold for 3-4 months at a stretch and so on. That led me to consuming more medicines for every
disease, every time. The frequent visits to the hospital, the consistent feeling of being unwell and limited,
everything added to my depression and I was caught in a negative, vicious cycle, where I kept falling sick
and that in turn aggravated my depression and physical sickness.
More specifically, in the month of June 2018, I was diagnosed with dengue for which I had to consume a lot
of medicines apart from the others that I was taking. After I recovered from dengue, I caught swine flu
when I was kept in the ICU for ten days. On an average, I spent 4-5k on hospital bills every month, on one
pretext or another.
Apart from allopathy, I tried every other healing pathy that I could possibly try like yoga, Panchkarma and
Ayurveda, naturopathy etc. I used to even have 2 liters of water every morning with triphala churna. The
doctors had asked me to ‘eat well’ which meant that I consumed a double breakfast, double king-size meal,
lots of milk and tea on a daily basis.
Luckily, I happened to meet a senior Tap-Seva-Sumiran (TSS) practitioner Jyoti Mahorkar ji in Pune who
changed my life. She advised that I could never gain health if I didn’t stop taking medicine. Soon after, I
ended up attending a three-day TSS camp in February 2019. While I did have medicine on the first day, but
from the second day onwards, I stopped taking it. As I heard more and more about TSS, my own
understanding of how our body system works improved dramatically as I fasted along with everyone else at
On returning home, for the next seven days, I practiced kunjar and enema two times a day. I was shocked
because after kunjar kriya I expelled at least two glasses of cough! I realized that it was this cough/phlegm
that was causing so much trouble inside of me. I also had brought along inspiring literature from the camp
that I read and re-read, some at least five times, to get a strong understanding of what TSS was all about.
Other than practicing kunjar and enema, I fasted on lemon water only for five days and on the remaining
days I ate raw during day and one cooked meal at night. But this was just the diet or Tap part. I also gave
attention to the Seva (service) and Sumiran (meditation) wherein I learnt to give away one-tenth of my
earning, one-fourth of the food I consumed, and one hour of selfless service for others on a daily basis. This
new lifestyle also included daily meditation.
It sounds quite dramatic, but it is true that I lost 15 kgs in 15 days. After 40 days of self-experimenting as
per TSS guidelines, my weight reduced by 22 kgs. Along with loss of weight, I also lost all the depression.
Now when I go to the park in the morning, people get so inspired to see the positive change in me. I enjoy
myself a lot when I am able to inspire large numbers of people to follow TSS as it is ‘a complete package of
health and happiness’.