FROM "ASUMAL" TO SANT SHRI ASHARAMJI BAPU
Shri Asharamji Bapu was born as "Asumal" in Berani village of Nawabshah district in the state of Sindh (undivided India). As a result of partition of India in 1947; his family leaving their entire properties migrated to Ahmedabad due to intense love for Hindu Dharma and India. Since childhood, he was always seen inclined towards the practice of Yoga and Self-Knowledge.
At the very young age he developed the yearning for God-Realization which led him to his guru Sai Shri Lilashahji Maharaj. The supremely kind-hearted Sai Shri Lilashahji Maharaj instructed him to do sadhana. After doing intense spiritual practices, on the second lunar day of the bright fortnight of Ashwin of the year 2021 (7th October 1964 according to Gregorian calendar) at 2.30 PM, he attained Self- realization with the grace of his Guru. The perfected Guru made the disciple well established in Guru-Tattva. Asumal became Sant Shri Asharamji Bapu.
FROM SADGURU SAI LILASHAHJI MAHARAJ
Showering His blessings; the supreme benefactor his holiness Sadhguru Sai Lilashahji Maharaj said to him, "Asharam! You emit your spiritual fragrance like a rose; and the world will know you. Now leading a householder's life, you distribute the gifts of spiritual blessings to relieve people suffering from sins, afflictions, grief, tension, diseases and sorrows; and awaken them in their own Self."
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Saint of the Masses
'I AM THE ATMAN ABIDING IN ALL BEINGS'
Pujya Bapuji is a staunch supporter of unity and integrity of the nation, which makes him a Lok Sant. That is why in spite of being a Hindu saint, thousands of Muslims, Christians, Zoroastrians, Sikhs, Jains and people belonging to diverse other religions feel proud to be recognized as his disciples. One doesn't find any trace of religious bigotry and sectarianism in his discourses.
Bapuji believes, "All the religions, faiths, sects, castes and races of the world originated from the Divine, the Pure Consciousness and will finally get dissolved into the same. Why then are we breaking the country in the name of religion, caste, language and sects?
Benefactor Of The Deprived
SARVE BHAVANTU SUKHINAH
Pujya Bapuji Says, "Make your life a celebration. (Utsav) 'Ut' means supreme and 'sav' means yajna (sacrificial act). Feeding a hungry man, giving water to the thirsty, showing the way to one who has lost his way, providing courage to the dejected, showing the path of satsang to people in bad company- all these are Karm-Yajnas (Yajnas performed through selfless action).
If you feed a hungry person, he will of course be benefited by way of his hunger getting satiated; but at the same time you will be all the more benefited by way of mental satisfaction and spiritual elevation".
THE WHOLE WORLD IS ONE FAMILY
Pujyashri's message is - all men should shun envy and malice and should live life with mutual love and affection and thus build an ideal society which shall put India on a pinnacle in the comity of nations ('Vishwa Guru') in no time.
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Pujya Bapuji successfully represented India in the 'World's Religions Parliament' held in September 1993 AD. Exactly 100 years after Swami Vivekananda.
Parliament of World's Religions was organized at Chicago in the first week of September 1993, which was attended by more than 600 speakers from all over the world. Bapuji had been invited as the chief speaker from India. His discourses were held from 1st through 4th September 1993.
While other orators were given less time, people listened to Pujya Bapuji with rapt attention for 55 minutes on one occasion and 75 minutes on the other.
In Bapuji's satsang, one finds an excellent synthesis of the knowledge imparted by Rishis with modern life and a harmonious blend relevant to present-day society. He was the only Indian personage in the Parliament of World Religions, who had the opportunity of addressing the listeners thrice.
Equipped with Yogic Powers
MASTER OF KUNDALINI YOGA
God-realization is a supremely elevated state. If this state is coupled with Yogic potency, it is like sugaring the milk. This very kind of combination is seen in the life of Param Pujya Bapuji.
On one side His state of God-realization fills the hearts of devotees who come near Him with bliss and peace and on the other, incidents like bringing a dead cow to life, causing rainfall in famine-struck areas, curing people of incurable diseases, blessing poor people with wealth and uneducated ones with intellect and turning staunch atheists into believers – are evidence of His being a master of Kundalini Yoga equipped with Yogic powers.
Scientific findings of Bapuji's Aura
Dr. Hira Taparia (Indian Aura Specialist) performed an Aura analysis of Pujya Bapuji.
Dr. Taparia explains Pujya Bapuji has a unique Aura which usually spans to 3 meters and is capable to stretch to over 50 - 60 feet when interacting with others. He further explains while others have capability to absorb others positive energy, Pujya Bapuji has unique capability to absorb other's negative energy and give positive energy from distance.
Who is Dr. Hira Taparia?
Dr. Hira Taparia is an Expert in Aura Analysis. He learnt this science from Master Lobang of Tibet for about six years and has experience of over a decade in applying this science in research and analysis. Dr. Taparia is first person in India to acquire ISO 9001 Certification for this Science. He has conducted over 7 lakhs analysis of Aura and thousands of them were performed on well known Saints, Sages and celebrities.
100% development of Sahasrara Chakra
Human Body consists of seven chakras, Dr. Taparia explains so far he has never been able to find 100% development of Sahasrara Chakra and Muladhara chakra in anyone's Aura, But Pujya Bapuji has these chakras fully developed to 100%. Healing by Saint's blessings and touching has been considered as blind faith but this analysis also explains why thousands of people have experienced healing of incurable ailments by Pujya Bapuji.
As explained by Dr. Taparia we can now understand why several lakh people sit quietly on the ground during His discourses for several hours without any worldly conveniences. They give up their strong addictions of smoking, drinking and other bad habits. Additional experiments have also been conducted on disciples to see the impact of Meditation and chanting on energy around the Human Body.
Miraculous escape in Helicopter Accident
On 29 August, 2012, Pujya Bapuji's helicopter crashed into three pieces but it was a marvel that not even minute injury was observed neither on Him nor on the co-passengers or pilot.
If you watch the video you will find how severe the accident was & no ordinary person could have survived it but right after this incident happened in Godhra; Pujya Gurudev reached to satsang place with the same joyful saintly expressions, explained about the severity of the incident and then enlightened sadhaks about the importance of Vedic mantras like Maha-Mrityunjaya Japa which saved him and his disciples (co-passengers) including the pilot as well. Nature does show miracles to save righteousness in Iron Age too.