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Healing and more



Nalin Nirula.

LIFE IS all about energy, power, vigour or the latest oomph. And how to preserve it or direct it in the right direction is asked and answered in more ways than any mortal can fathom. However, what makes any new alternative medicine much in demand is its so-called `ability' to cure what the existing system classifies as `not able to diagnose'.

Reiki is the most recent phenomenon that stakes such claims, but Nalin Nirula, who claims to be the fourth and only authentic Reiki Grandmaster left, doesn't consider it as an alternative medicine. "The foundation of Reiki goes back to two shlokas of Atharva Veda. It is very Indian, based on the premise that energy could be positive or negative. Over the years we lost it and when some decades back a Japanese Grandmaster Mikau Ushui popularised it, we started believing that it is some Japanese system of medicine. Tantra also talks about controlling energy. The difference is, while Tantra stands for directing material energy, Reiki stands for using spiritual energy to cure ailments."

To a layman this may sound like Greek, as his Japanese mantras that Nalin chants on potable water to make it energised or medicated, though the buzz outside his camphor-cleansed `clinic' proves otherwise. "I draw inspiration and methodologies from Homeopathy, Ayurveda, pranik healing, magnet and crystal therapies. I never ask my patients to stop taking Allopathic medicines as Reiki can work together with them." However, his insistence that diabetes is a viral disease proves that there are some rough edges that need to be worked upon.

Nalin maintains that his methods have proved useful in the treatment of cancer, multiple sclerosis, asthma, arthritis and many others, particularly when patients have lost all hope. Nalin is ready to impart Reiki knowledge to those serious about it. "I don't charge hefty fees either, whether it's teaching or prescribing. I charge according to the means of the patient or student." According to Nalin, "A patient doesn't need to have faith in Reiki. Neither is his presence necessary, as the mantras can work at a distance as well.

His booklet that mentions how different holy items work, like the "Jerusalem Cross" which helps in tackling obstacles and the "lamp peacock" which gives protection against evil plus a lengthy list of preferable directions and associated influences, is no doubt a generous effort, but at the same time a good advertisement for the company that manufactures these products, which are available at Nirula's clinic - of course for a price.

ANUJ KUMAR

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