KAUSTUBH KHANVILKAR, DESIGNER OF THE LARGEST SOLAR TOWERS IN THE WORLD
BIGGEST NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IN THE UNITED STATES
HE CREDITS ACHIEVEMENTS TO DIKSHA FROM BAPUJI
Kaustaubh Khanvilkar is a Structural and GeoMechanical Graduate from Stanford University, class of 2004. And he was finally unable to contain himself any longer and decided that he must to speak out the truth about His Guruji Param Pujya Sant Shri Asharam Bapuji and his personal life-changing experience. In an email sent to us this week, he recalls how Bapuji’s Diksha transformed him from a struggling student in engineering First Year to a Super Star who was accepted at 3 of the 5 top engineering universities for Graduate School. He decided on Stanford and after graduating from there, he went on designing 1000 ft tall buildings, Largest Solar Towers in the world and Biggest Nuclear Plant in the USA, the list goes on. He credited all this to Mantra Diksha from Bapuji.
Here are excerpts from Kaustubh’s Experience
I tend to stay away from telling my achievements to anybody as Bapu as always taught us “Vinamrata”. However today I believe, the time has come to show the world what Bapuji’s Diksha can do.
I used to be a average student. In school I tried my best to be the first ranked student but many time could not achieve it. After working hard, I was unable to secure good marks in my 12th exam. I settled for a paid seat in Engineering in MIT Pune in 1999. I am not ashamed to tell that during my first year in college is failed in 3 subjects. It was heart breaking. I tried everything but could not break through the barrier. I was about to give up.
Then one day before going for exam, I saw Bapuji’s Pravachan on Sony Channel. My mother was watching it, She asked me to stay till it ends as it was bad luck to get up and leave in middle of a Pooja. I stayed, reluctantly, but knowing fully well I needed all the luck in world to clear my failed papers. By grace of god, or maybe I had studied really hard, that exam went really well for me.
Slowly, and surely, the Satsang started to take a hold. Bapu’s Satsang tended to answer my questions which none of other Sadhus were able to answer. I started to be devoted to Bapu and listening to him. One day HE came to Pune in 2000 and I took Diskha from him due to pleading from my mother when I was in 2nd year of college.
I started to diligently perform my Jaap everyday. Days passed by. I excelled in academics. Time came to apply for higher education. I applied to worlds top 5 universities for Masters Degree. I was accepted in top 3 Universities (Stanford, Michigan, Virginia Tech) of 5. I completed my Master’s Degree from Stanford with excellent grades and a Job offer in hand before I could finish my education. After Stanford, I designed 1000 feet tall buildings, Largest Solar Towers in the world, Biggest Nuclear Power Plant in USA….the list goes on. All of this only because of my Beloved Bapu and his Mantra Diksha, And I am not even 35 years old.
As a child, I used to be afraid of the dark and not even go in the next room as fear had gripped my mind. After Diksha, I could walk into a burial ground at night and spend a night there. Bapu’s pravachan’s have helped me through toughest phases of my life and made me a balanced human being. Many of my spiritual questions were answered without even asking anyone. All I do is follow Bapu’s advice “Think of the question before going to bed”.
No matter what the world says, Bapu was my Guru, Bapu is my Guru and Bapu will be my Guru. They can throw all the allegations on him, they can do anything to malign him. Like hundreds of thousands of Bapu’s shishya’s out there, He will always be my Guru.”
– Kaustubh Khanvilkar