I returned to my hometown of Bangalore, India, for a holiday...

I returned to my hometown of Bangalore, India, for a holiday after having been away for eight years in the United Kingdom. Every friend I met complimented me on my appearance and questioned me regarding the change I had undergone. They remembered me as a helpless, ailing person, who was often self-pitying, fretful, or morbid. And here I was—fit, happy, confident, and contented.

What gratitude I felt as I thanked God for Christian Science, the greatest blessing that had ever come into my life! What happiness I experienced as I took the opportunity of introducing Christian Science to my friends! And what humility I felt as I explained the liberating power of Christ, Truth, and its availability for one and all! It is indeed with a sincere desire to help those in need that I testify to the healing power of Christian Science.

While in my midteens, I suffered from epilepsy. The attacks were so severe that I used to be bedridden from five days to a week. My parents spent much time and money for me and took me to the best doctors and neurologists in the country. X rays of the brain and spinal column were taken, and after many medical tests I was put on drugs and tranquilizers. Being constantly on drugs, I went through life only half awake. I could not choose not to take the soporific drugs which would have enabled me to use my faculties fully, for the fear of a sudden attack hung over me like a sword.

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August 28, 1971

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