- Milindsinh Kasle, Thane
Bapu is capable of taking care of the one who surrenders to him. I am deeply touched and overwhelmed, witnessing the extent of care and concern Bapu has for each of his Shraddhavan friends.
One can understand the depth of the word “experience” only when one puts pen to paper. One can never describe his divine interventions nor blessings. What we put on paper is detailed information in glossary format.
Apaghaat Bhaya Jaee I Tale Akaal Maran I
Sankatat Madat Hoee I Mile Manaadhar II
This is an experience that would give you documentary evidence of the devotional lines above.
On July 11, 2006, it was the day of Gurupournima. My father got into a Borivali train at Vile-Parle station. He did not have the slightest idea about the events that were to unfold. Soon after, as the train approached Jogeshwari station, there was a deafening sound. For some time, he could not make sense of what was happening around him.
There had been a bomb blast in his compartment. Massive chaos engulfed the whole scene. The explosion’s intensity was so tremendous that the compartment’s metal sheets were ripped apart and dangling by the side of the compartment wall. People were strewn all over the place. My father was also thrown out and was lying on the railway track. However, my father, who had stepped for the darshan of his beloved Sadguru, Bapu, was taken care of by Him (the day was Gurupournima). My father was not seriously wounded, but he had some sprain and bruises.
People were running around; first-aid was being administered to the injured. The rescue operation had begun in full swing. Just then, a person walked up to my father and asked about his well-being. My father told him that he needed to go to Khar, Happy Home, where his Sadguru lived. Owing to the chaos, my father had lost his money. Moreover, the person who asked about his well-being also seemed to come from an underprivileged background. Therefore, both of them walked from Jogeshwari to Khar. Later, Dr Paurassinh Joshi (Bapu’s son) came down. He inquired about my father’s well-being and made arrangements for my father to travel to my sister’s house at Sion.
It was only due to the eternal love and grace of my Sadguru Bapu that my father was saved from such a disaster. Bapu, who runs to rescue his devotee, had given evidence of his all-pervasive blessings to my father. In fact, he had given him another chance to live life.
This is how my Sadguru stands right behind every devotee and protects him. His unimaginable strength is what we experienced!
Aata Magato Ek Vachan I
Na Hovu Dyave Tujhe Vismaran I
Janmo Janmi Tuch Maayabaap I
Aniruddhanaam Sada Mukhi Raho II