It was broken into pieces but Bapuji who was sitting on the front seat, the pilot and other passengers remained unscathed. The people who witnessed the scene were surprised. The helicopter had been badly damaged; its strong iron body had been broken into pieces but all organs of Bapuji’s soft body were intact! If this isn’t a miracle of God; what else can it be called?
Scientists know that white petrol that fuels copters is highly inflammable. A little spark touching it is sufficient to produce a devastating fire. Even the nearby trees and plants are burnt down. After the accident, the white petrol flowed like water flows from a tap but no blast took place. The hind part of the helicopter had even caught fire but the fire was extinguished miraculously. The crash produced such a bang that people from surrounding areas came running to the spot. But everybody saw Bapuji come out safe and sound. There was no need to measure His pulse or blood pressure. Soon Bapuji arrived at the satsang site and He was in his usual blissful Self. Such a big thing had happened; yet Bapuji was dispensing joy in his natural style – the same humour, the same joyful dancing, and the same blissfulness. What else can this event be called if not a miracle? It is a tangible proof of the greatness of Self-Realized and Self-Reposed Brahmajnani saint.
Somebody says it is a miracle performed by a Brahmanishtha saint equal to an avatar; another says it is God’s divine lila. Some attribute it to yogic powers or greatness of Indian culture. All these different views point towards but one fact. The God-realized saint Bapuji has proved true his quote, “As China is known for the great wall; Kuwait for petroleum; America for dollar; India is known for saints of the Vedic culture having great divine powers.”
Today, people not only in India but all over the world are wonder struck watching the images and video clips of this accident on Internet and TV Channels.
Former President of India Shrimati Pratibha Patil while enquiring about Bapuji’s well being on phone said that a number of high ranking Air Force Officers; on being asked as to what could have been the reason of Bapuji coming safe and sound out of this terrible accident; had replied unanimously that it must have been a miracle performed by Bapuji otherwise there was no question of people coming unscathed from such a horrible accident.
Immediately after the accident, different TV Channels described all passengers coming unscathed out of the accident as a miracle of Bapuji. Different newspapers described the accident as providential, unprecedented and miraculous.
“In this accident, the helicopter was broken into three pieces but Asharamji is completely safe and sound. This is no less than a miracle.” – TV Channel ‘Zee News’
“Asharamji Bapu is the luckiest man of the century.” – News Channel ‘TV 9’
“Through this helicopter accident, God has displayed His miraculous power.”
– Newspaper ‘Hindustan’
“Everybody coming safe and sound from such an accident is no less than a miracle.” – News Channel ‘ABP’
“Bapu Asharamji has a miraculous escape from a copter crash.”
– Newspaper ‘The Pioneer’
“It was Bapuji’s miracle only, which was seen by the whole world.” – News Channel ‘A2Z’
“The god of death (Kaal) went back after saluting a Brahmajnani (Mahaakaal).” – Newspaper ‘Acharan’
This accident has made all celebrities, intellectuals, religious leaders of other faiths and sects and even atheists acknowledge the caliber of PujyaBapuji. This accident is powerful enough to open the eyes of Bapuji’s detractors also.
PujyaBapuji says this is the miraculous power of the science of mantras, “So powerful are the Vedic mantras that one doing japa of them can ward off not only his own untimely death but also that of others with him. A regular reciting of the Guru-Gita saves one from untimely death and other dangers. Describing the glory of Guru-Gita, Lord Shiva says:
‘It wards off untimely death and all calamities.’”
Many a time in the course of his satsang discourses, Bapuji has told that with japa of mantra so many times so and so house of one’s horoscope gets purified. With 80 million japa of the mantra, the house of death is purified. Such a person will not meet an untimely death.
Today this accident is being discussed not only in India but all over the world and whoever comes to know of it becomes
wonder-struck to see Sant Sri AsharamjiBapu’s yogic powers and greatness.
It is only due to AsharamjiBapu’s miraculous powers that we are safe and sound.
– The pilot of the crashed helicopter
“What was the reason behind the crash landing of the helicopter will be known after the probe is completed. It is only because of Asharamji Bapu’s miraculous powers that we are safe and sound even after meeting such a terrible accident. With Bapuji’s blessings, nobody received even a bruise.”
We came out of the jaws of death hale and hearty due to the protective divine aura of Bapuji
– Ashwin Yadav, a passenger of the helicopter, Rajkot
“In the past I met with motor-bike accidents two-three times. But at that time I was not as fearless as I was with Bapuji at this time meeting with a copter crash. It was such a terrible accident yet thanks to Bapuji’s divine aura, we came out of the jaws of death hale and hearty. I was not the least afraid.
Earlier, I worshipped Bapuji’s physical form as my Guru but now I know that he is the Protector, and Preserver. He is the omnipresent Lord about whom
Lord Krishna says in the Gita:
‘Realizing that all this is Vasudeva (the innermost Self); such a great soul (Mahatma) is very hard to find.’
For me, it was coming face to face with God.
– Naresh Manganaani, an eye witness
“For me, everybody coming out unscathed from such a terrible accident is not less than seeing God in person.”