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My condition did not, however, improve; and so I tried electrical treatment. This aggravated the difficulty intensely; so much so, that I was on the point of returning to India immediately. A morning or two later I passed a Christian Science Reading Room; and remembering the conversation I had overheard on board ship, I walked in. The attendant kindly lent me a copy of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy; and when I told her I required healing, she gave me the address of a practitioner in the city. I met the practitioner two days later, and received treatment. He gave me the Bible to read while he did his mental work. I opened it at the fifty-fourth chapter of Isaiah, and read on to the seventh and eighth verses, after which I could not read any more as I felt that some great burden had been lifted from me. I wept like a child. I felt that divine Love surrounded me. I walked home, and wept bitterly on arrival at my residence. The "chemicalization" was so intense that I did not sleep at all for four nights, but was without weariness in the mornings. My consciousness was full of texts I had learned from the Scriptures in my younger days, and they kept constantly recurring through those four nights.
The spiritual regeneration that came with that first treatment was so uplifting that I studied the Bible and Science and Health for as much as eight hours a day; and with this consistent study the truth was unfolded daily. A slight relapse took place in 1915, but with the help of a practitioner the trouble was quickly destroyed. Otherwise, during these past twelve years I have enjoyed good health. In business I have been very regular; and the thought that God is the only Mind has been most helpful during working hours, giving me peace and harmony. ...
The Christian Science Journal, August, 1924
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