Sep 2

Fever – The Prelude

Bau was at his hilarious and mesmerizing best at the Guru Poornima Satsang in Mumbai and the next day at the crack of dawn we were on the picturesque train ride to Pune with most eye catching greenery and scintillating waterfalls. One of  the world’s first train routes and it is quite interesting to note that even 150 years ago it used to take roughly 3 hours to make this journey.

On the train itself I felt some feverishness coming up; the bodily kind. So I chose to sit in my seat more than stand at the door pointing at the gorgeous waterfalls. By the time we reached Anagha’s beautiful farmhouse in Pune’s back of beyond, I was quite toasty and just became hotter and hotter (!). Since Dr Seema the friendly neighborhood homeopath was around, we started with homeopathy. After a few phone calls to friendly not-so-neighboring Ayurveds, Ayurveda joined in. After another day of no cooling off, we invited paracetemols to the fight with my fever, only we used the syrup, not the tablet… This had always worked in the past and was the ultimate in my arsenal against a fever.

To compound the fever, I also had a bout of constipation. Constipation according to Bawa is the height of possessiveness. I asked Seema, “Where does the body store 3 days of food?! Seema explained to me how big the Large Intestines are. And it is only when enough roughage and fibre is consumed in the food, it triggers bowel movement. So I started eating more fruits with fibre, I did some sukhsma vyayama ‘shoulder pumping’ (guaranteed to clear any constipation, only later I remembered it is used to prevent it). But nothing happened. And nothing continued to happen. Just fever and no shi … errr… mettabolic bodily waste.

As usual we tried everything and then entered Bawa, the veteran of most common health conditions. He called for his recipe – a bottle of coke! Before I could finish even half of it nature called… at last!

The Ultimate cure for Extreme Possessiveness!

Coke (or Pepsi) is part of many ayurvedic doctors’ manuals whose lives Bawa has touched.

After an enchanting evening concert of Bhakti, the next day we flew back to Bangalore ashram, straight into Vishwamitra (our home at the Ashram). My fever still stuck to me like a limpet. Many doctors came prescribed many things for me to eat and do. Dr Nisha (chief ayurvedic doc at ashram), Dr Priyadarshan (we call him PD, CST – Craino Sacral Therapy exponent and our ashram allopath), Dr Giri Prasad (Martial Arts black belt and ayurvedic doc, still can’t figure out if he can break bones better or mend them better), Dr Seema Thanedar (advance course teacher who travelled 20hrs in a bus at a 2hr notice to come and take care of me) and Dr. Pinkita (another brilliant ayurved).

All blood tests that we did for various types of fever were negative. No typhoid, no dengue, no malaria. Yet the fever resolutely refused to leave me.

I was in two states everyday. One was Shiv Chaitanya (while meditating :) ) and the other was Shiver Chaitanya. I had started getting the shivers to go with my fever. The fever resolutely and steadily climbed from 100-101 to a steady 102, until one fateful Monday morning it hit 104.

Bawa then utterly overruled me and unyieldingly decided that we needed to get me to a hospital. We were toying with going to Apollo Hospital, but a phone call with Arvind decided us to go to Narayana Hrudayalaya. Name sounded much better than Apollo to begin with… I took my crocin, then we waited for about an hour for my fever to subside a bit and then they bundled me into a car and we quickly drove off to the hospital…

More next week …

Jai Gurudev!

love

dinesh


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49 Responses to “Fever – The Prelude”

  1. Sameer Sathe says:

    hey hi dinesh bhaiya……nice to see you back on blog at least…!!!! :)hoping to see you on courses soon….take care !!!

    jai gurudeva
    Love
    Sameer

  2. Deepak says:

    JGD Dinesh Da,

    Very Very Happy to read your message. More happy that you are doing great now.

    I am still wondering when you had so much lovely people arround how can fever be with you so long :-)

    Lots of luv.

    Deepak Patil (From Berlin)

  3. Ashwani says:

    Hi Dinu da…good to know that you are better now, take care :)
    ‘Shiv & shiver Chaitanya!’.. LOL!! :)
    Finally coke has some utility! :)

  4. Achal says:

    Nice to hear from you bhaiyya

    im waitting for both of you to take a DSN in hyderabad

    guruji inhe jaldi bheja

    take care
    love
    jai guru dev

  5. amita says:

    JGD Bhaiyaa,

    Welcome back , nice to know u r hale and hearty now

  6. Minnie says:

    :) another reason to call coke n pepsi potty cola ;) :P
    love
    minnie

  7. Gr8 to hear you are back on your feet.

    Hope you are well enough by Bhakti time

  8. Sandeep says:

    That’s not fair……………!

  9. Amit says:

    Hope you feel better soon. JGD

  10. Niveditha says:

    Bhaiya, so happy to see u bk in good health.
    Waiting to read more..

  11. JGD Dinesh da,
    hoping that u r doing gr8 abhi..
    nd constipation-height of possessivenesss…hahaha

  12. Shrinivas says:

    Jai Gurudev Dinesh Dada!!!! nice to see you back in action and to read your blog…Its sounds really intersting

    Jaigurudev

  13. Shrinivas says:

    jai Gurudev Dinesh dada nice to see you back in action.

    Jaigurdev

  14. satwik says:

    Dinesh dada this post is completely hilarious and the coke ??????? bau is a genius lol
    my dad just reminded me of your accident on express way and also told me what you had to say after the whole episode only someone like you can make a utterly serious and lifethreatening situation sound complete fun.

    jai gurudev bhaiya and please do take care of ur health. will see you soon .

    lots n lots of love

  15. Aparna says:

    Wow.. finally.. :)

    Waiting for more.. :)

    Do take care.. :)

    Jai Gurudev
    Love,
    Apu

  16. Bhaskar Jha says:

    Jai Guru Dev!! Dinesh Da,
    I am so happy to see you back..
    Superb post.
    Get well soon..
    Lots of Love,
    Bhaskar

  17. komal says:

    hey dinesh da so now i know the ultimate remedy to constipation the not so nice coke or pepsi fizzy cola…. waiting fo the next post….

  18. Meghana says:

    Jgd dada
    Hahahahah that height of possesiveness(constipation)….. thats a real Bau kind of joke……….Loads of laughter…..
    Waitin for ur next post…
    Meghana

  19. Vishu says:

    Get well soon Dada…i will pray for ur health to be better soon :)

    Good to see Ur post in a interesting style and thanks Bau for giving remedy for extreme possessiveness :D

    Love U
    Vishu :)

  20. Dr.Tamanna says:

    JGD
    back in action Bhaiya……..:-)
    think fever also loves u as much as we do…….not willing to leave u soon…..
    from Shiv n Shiver.. i wish u this Janmastami Krishna n Kure(Cure);-)
    get well soon!

  21. Siddhesh says:

    Get well soon..
    Lots of Love,
    Siddhesh

  22. gauri says:

    was this the long write up which you were writing :) it is good to read your post after a very LONG time…….did not know about the coke/pepsi medication before :) so good to have you back in action both physically and online as well :P

  23. vishesh says:

    jgd

    love

    dinesh

    that looks sooo sooo beautiful !!! please write more often dinesh da !!!

  24. Pratiksha says:

    Jai Gurudev!!

    first time i read you,, its nice..take care. Dinesh dada.. :)

  25. puneeth says:

    hilarious….i’ll also include coke into my ayurvedic tonics…

  26. Sunaina says:

    dying 2 c u dinesh da….!!! take care…!
    luv u…jgd…!! :-D

  27. Kannu Priya says:

    jai guru dev… dinesh bhaiya :)
    take care.
    .. couldn’t help laughing at the height of possessiveness.. had a similar experience few weeks back…. ;p yep for complete 3 days…had to swallow ten tablets a day to get rid of the viral fever… and weakness

  28. Prashant Serai says:

    MASALEDAAAR!

  29. Mohan says:

    Wonderful post Dinesh. Hope you get well soon.

  30. Jayant Nasa says:

    Amazing post…. will wait for more updates on your unique fever….. JGD :)

  31. NEEL MEHTA says:

    Dear Dinesh Bhaiya,
    Nice to read your message. Hope you will be as great as you are. Its very interesting reading your blog.
    by neel mehta

  32. Shyam says:

    Jai Gurudev Dinesh Bhaiyya..great that you are back to being healthy again.. but i must say this is the most hilarious description of a fever i have ever read :-) :-)

  33. Arya says:

    this is a good to do prescription for the fever+cconstipation:
    Boil pepper, thippali(long pepper),jeeraka,dry ginger,garlic and make a concentrated
    drink. Take it hot as it is.

  34. kamal says:

    wow that was so so so funny , instead of getting worried about u im giggling . u r just wonderfulllllll. keep blogging.

  35. Manu says:

    Lol !! Coke from a Toilet cleaner to a bowel cleanser ! Hats off to Bau!!

    Wishing B n D,

    A Happpppyyyy Teachers Day!!!!

    Jai Gurudev :)

  36. Jui says:

    Take care dinesh bhaiya..get well soon! Jai gurudev.

  37. Dinakar says:

    It was good to see you in the Bhakti concert in Chennai, you looked great – like all these never happened to you :)
    JGD

  38. Neha says:

    Glad to know you’re feeling better dada!
    Can’t wait to see you in Mumbai for Bhakti!

  39. Ashish Paliwal says:

    Only you can create such a humor out of life coca cola “The Ultimate cure for Extreme Possessiveness!”.. too good! Recently Bawa told me that you are fine now! So nice to hear that! Love You!

  40. kumar simha says:

    JGD Bhaiyya :)
    Its indeed a pleasure , relief ,and joy to read ur post bhaiyya…its been a long time cming …

    JGD
    kumar

  41. hamsa says:

    Jgd, its very nice to know you are fine now and to see you blog away in your inimitable style .. love

  42. arpit says:

    I belong to You bhaiyaa!!!
    Jai GuruDev!!!

  43. Rads says:

    glad 2 knw tht u r well now!! n its Dr.Giri Prashanth…

  44. Priyanka says:

    jai gurudev bhaiya..
    i was smiling all the way reading ur blog but felt really heavy at the end.. hope you are back to form physically.. im so amazed that you are able to talk about fever so cheerfully… you rock bhaiya..!

  45. Krishna says:

    Welcome back to the blog bhaiya..cud never guess that ur post will cum dis way…great to know that u are recovering…so its back to just Shiv Chaitanya now hopefully :-) luvd Bau’s “Heights of Possessiveness” joke…and ur post was super good…u and Bau rock
    Jai Gurudev.!

  46. Ranjani says:

    Jai gurudev Bhaiya…
    Only u n bau can manage to write abt the incident oozing with humor.. LOL.. Loved the shiva n shiver :) :)
    Dont forget the papaya leaf juice.. an hour after tht u were out walking and I really considered taking the mixture if ever i felt feverish…

  47. Roma says:

    This blog gave me determination for the work i was doing.. but not 100%… thanks bhaiyya.. now i ll perform welll….

  48. Glad to know you’re feeling better dada!
    Can’t wait to see you in Mumbai for Bhakti!

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