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Nevada: A retired Indian Income Tax director-general-turned-yogi ‘Veerji' Dilawar Singh Balahara has claimed that he can cure Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and other Hollywood celebrities from addiction and other health issues, including terminal illnesses, without
PTI September 21, 2010 11:14 IST
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Nevada: A retired Indian Income Tax director-general-turned-yogi ‘Veerji' Dilawar Singh Balahara has claimed that he can cure Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and other Hollywood celebrities from addiction and other health issues, including terminal illnesses, without any drugs or fees, reports DNA.

Balahara, who is reverently known as "Virjee", is not an ordinary yogi. He retired as director general of income tax of India. An atheist for most of his earlier life, he found inner-light when he was around 40 and started exploring it further. After his about 23 years of self-exploration, he felt ready to take his mission and "new awareness" globally to help the sick.

Balahara has studied health issues of Hollywood celebrities and says that he can treat drug-alcohol-smoking addictions, emotional and physical breakdowns, weight and diet related problems, ageing related complaints, etc. and can help them achieve their anti-ageing and fitness goals. He does not charge any fees for his treatment as he believes in "selfless action" advocated by ancient Sanskrit scripture Bhagavad-Gita.

"Virjee" has thrown an open invitation to Lohan, Hilton and other Hollywood celebrities to visit him in Mumbai and promises that they will return to Hollywood healthy and vibrant. Although his technique is complex, but in simpler terms it seems to be based around pranayam (exercising control over the process of breathing). He feels that some hidden force is leading him by holding his hand. At 63, Balahara runs about 15km a day and calls it "meditation par excellence" and claims that he has more "strength, stamina, positivity and enthusiasm" now than he had when he was 40 when his inner journey began.

Hindu politician Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) on Monday applauded Balahara for his selfless project to bring happiness back on the faces of sick. It was highly commendable that somebody like Balahara was willing to share his wisdom gathered after grueling hours of meditation and self-exploration for over two decades and without any mercantile greed, Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, added.

"It was mostly journey within", Balahara tells about his "new awareness" experience. Although the exploration continues, but he feels that it is time now to bless others with the energy and transfer some of his light to them. His treatment changes the participant as a whole-physically, mentally, and spiritually. Why is he focusing on Hollywood celebrities-because they bring smile on the faces of the people worldwide, he wants to bring smile back on their faces.

According to Balahara, death (barring accidental cases) does not come until we give up and ask for it.

Balahara claims he can cure the terminally ill and dying and make them healthy and vibrant. His claims are yet to be verified by medical experts.

An atheist most of his life, Balahara says he found inner-light while working in various senior positions in the government. After about what he calls, 20 years of self-exploration, he feels that he is now ready to take his mission and enlightenment globally to help the sick.

Balahara says that his method does not belong to any particular religion or denomination and he wants to take it worldwide once it is proven in India.

He does not want to label himself a "guru" and may accept the term "navigator" for himself. Beauty about the whole thing is that he does not charge any fees. That "inner light" tells me to help the sick for whom all doors have been closed, Balahara points out.

"It was mostly journey within", he tells about his enlightenment experience. Although the exploration continues, but Balahara feels that it is time now to bless others with the energy and transfer some of his light to others.

Balahara's goal is to see the happiness and joy returned to the terminally ill and dying and make them energetic and full of life. He says that he will show them a new way of living. He claims that the spiritual journey is very easy to undertake, but the mayajaal (web of worldly illusion) complicates it.

Balahara organized a camp at a Lonavala resort, about 100 km from Mumbai, from April 16-18. The camp was packed and he had to refuse many because of limited facilities available.

This "dhyan shivir" (as he likes to call it) focused on changing the participants holistically - physically, mentally, and spiritually. In it, emphasis was  laid on understanding: body and its cultivation; five elements and their therapies; subtle bodies, nadis, andchakras, proper way of breathing and pranayam; senses and their cultivation; mind and its conditioning; swar, sound and mantras;  meditation and its techniques.

The idea, Balahara argues, is to bring about a change in lifestyle and thinking of participants so that one gets relief from chronic ailments; remains protected against frequent infections; creates safeguard against day to day stress and its usual consequences like headaches, body aches, blood pressure; remains centered in one's being and stays cool/calm in flared up situations; avoids resorting to allopathic drugs; takes problems as opportunities for speedily moving ahead in all spheres of life.

The purpose and end result of all this is that one enjoys life in full (instead of somehow carrying on its burden) and is ready to scale new peaks and meet new challenges, Balahara stresses.