BY JYOTHNA HEGDE
VIDEO REPORT BY NAMITA DOGRA SUDAN
Atlanta, GA, November 8, 2023: The Alpharetta residence of Technology Entrepreneur and Businessman Sanjay Sehgal was marked by an atmosphere of collegial interactions and profound reflection on October 28, 2023, as community leaders, dignitaries, media personalities, and spiritual seekers amassed to celebrate the launch of “Spiritual Anatomy,” a transformative and enlightening book authored by Kamlesh D Patel, affectionately known as Daaji, the Global Guide of Heartfulness.
The quest for inner peace continued On October 29, at the Brookwood Elementary School where seekers gathered to practice meditation and celebrate spiritual growth.
The launch was graced by the presence of eminent personalities, including Padma Bhushan Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth, Johns Creek City Council members Bob Erramilli, Dilip Tunki, & Stacy Skinner, Himanshu Karnwal, (Johns Creek Planning Commission member), Rep. Carter Barrett, Brandi Harvey, Founder, Beyond Her, Dr. Vasudev Patel, President, Gujarati Samaj of Atlanta/ coordinator of Overseas Friends of the BJP, Ravi Venkatesan, CEO, Cantaloupe, Ani Agnihotri, Chairman, IACA/ Founder, UIBS, Ritesh Desai, Founder, Vanitywala, Rajeev Menon, VP, CoHNA, and Sri Ram Arunachalam. Several Key members of Sewa International Atlanta chapter, including Prakash Srivastava were also present at the event. Many of these dignitaries was felicitated as they jointly launched “Spiritual Anatomy,” symbolizing unity and a shared commitment to inner growth.
The event commenced with an insightful introduction by Sehgal, who detailed the history and mission of the Heartfulness Institute, aimed at elevating consciousness for all of humanity and healing the planet. He highlighted the global spread of the heartfulness movement, underlining the existence of the world’s largest meditation center, Kanha Shanthivanam, in Hyderabad, India.
“Daaji has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution globally. His mission is to teach Heartfulness meditation to as many people as possible through his books, workshops, Heartfulness Magazine, and apps. Yet in the four decades of teaching, he has never written a book specifically about the 16 chakras until now,” Sehgal told NRI Pulse.
In Sanskrit, the word “chakra” means “disk” or “wheel” that refers to the energy centers in the body. Each of the wheels or disks of spinning energy corresponds to certain nerve bundles and major organs.
In Daaji’s words, the book is the story of an extraordinary adventure where the main character, human consciousness, undertakes an epic voyage to ultimate reality and beyond. “It is the Story of Inventure, your inner adventure.”
Spiritual Anatomy strives to explore ways to nourish and measure spiritual health, the importance of the 16 chakras and ways to clear blocks in the chakras, enhance meditation practices to help find purpose and peace, connecting with our chakras to open hearts, minds and souls, and ways to fine-tune the three systems of human form – physical, mental, spiritual and have them resonate with each other.
“There is a lot of pressure in politics. My wife is into Yoga and meditation. But I think it will help to mediate and find peace within from all the external noise,” Barrett said.
“There is a growing feeling of loneliness, and this is true for both the young and the old. People are searching for the meaning of life. Making money without meaning is meaningless. The Spiritual Anatomy is a practical guide for searching within for a purpose-driven life,” Dr. Sheth told NRI Pulse.
“Not only do you feel lonely on the inside, but society also isolates you when you don’t give back. Learning how to give back is an art by itself. The best way is to get into the domain is what Daaji is talking about. Spirituality or meditation is just a way to do it. But understanding who you are, knowing what makes you do, what you do, is very important. I’m very surprised to see how young people can feel lonely at their age. In many ways, the book is very timely,” Dr. Sheth said, addressing the crowd.
“We intuitively have an idea of what our mental, emotional and even spiritual side is, because we see the impact of it in terms of how we feel emotionally… And that is not completely disconnected from our physical side. Because if you are angry with something and you carry that anger for the next 24 hours….. the anatomy, the mental, emotional or spiritual anatomy, they interact – these are not disconnected, isolated things. But we’ve never really had knowledge around these things. And the knowledge around, call it in generic terms, a spiritual party, has existed but not in comprehensive terms prior to this,” Venkatesan Ravi said, illuminating the significance of “Spiritual Anatomy.” He expounded on the book’s teachings, explaining the role and importance of chakras, techniques to unblock and cleanse them, meditation practices that lead individuals closer to the heart’s center, and how this profound connection with the chakras can unlock the doors to our hearts, minds, and souls.
For more information about “Spiritual Anatomy” and Heartfulness Meditation, please visit www.spiritualanatomy.com.
About the Author:
Kamlesh. D. Patel, also known as Daaji, is the fourth and current spiritual guide of the global Heartfulness movement. He has spent the past four decades training people across the globe in Heartfulness meditation. Author of numerous bestsellers, environmentalist, entrepreneur, speaker, and pharmacist (by training), his teaching integrates science and spirituality to give a deeper understanding of the purpose of human existence.