'Aapad' is something which 'falls' upon us suddenly, or something which suddenly we 'walk not'. Baba has declared that Bhaktharakshana is his task and so, there are countless instances of His saving Bhakthas from various types of sudden calamities and accidents.
Shri. T. Chidambaraiya, an old advocate of Anantapur fell from a running train near Arkonam, but he was saved; Shriramamurthy's wife screamed at Aakiripalli, 300 miles away when her sari caught fire, but Shriramamurthy called out in a spirit of surrender "Swami" and Baba saw it to that the fire did not hurt. Cars overturn and are smashed but inmates who call on Him are safe; children fall from top floors, but they sit up unhurt; Baba is present to soften the fall everywhere.
A devotee was about to cross a double railway track, when a goods train was coming along the other track, but just then, he heard Baba's voice in Telugu, "Here! Have you any sense?" He took back the step he had taken forward and was saved!.
Charles Penn in the US saw petrol splashing on the windscreen of his plane when he was 1500 feet high but he saw Baba beside him in the cockpit and so, he did not lose his nerve!. He quietly brought the plane down to earth, righted the fault and rose up again. Baba is the 'bandhu', the friend and guide, the guardian and God, everywhere, at all times.
Baba saves Sadhakas from spiritual downfall, through attacks of ego- ism or sheer despair. He is their constant guide and counsellor, besides being their goal, the consummation of all Sadhanas.