Many of the devotees who came to Shri Babaji Bhagwan wished to leave their jobs and to remain unmarried so that they could dedicate their entire lives to Shri Babaji’s mission.
However since Shri Babaji’s mission was not renunciation, but rather action in inaction, he urged them to take up their jobs and vocations in life and to get married. And most of all, he remained in their hearts so that even the worst conflicts of the world had no effect on them.
Shri Babaji Bhagwan would often say: “There was a time when Laxmi – the goddess of wealth, always remained in conflict with Saraswati – the goddess of learning. Wherever there was Laxmi, Saraswati kept away. But I have changed things so that Laxmi and Saraswati can remain in the same place together. This means that people can remain in the midst of worldly prosperity and yet attain salvation.”
Shri Babaji Bhagwan would never convert people into Faqueers who had renounced the world. Rather he would let them remain as worldly men and yet be Faqueers within their hearts.
All desired salvation – men, women, children, and the elderly. This was so because sorrow remained supreme in the world. Therefore it was necessary that some easy path come their way, on which everyone could tread. Shri Babaji Bhagwan had opened such a path for all. This path was such that even the most ordinary persons could walk upon it along with the learned and special folk. The devotees of Shri Babaji Bhagwan included the young and the old, men, women and children. Entire families were devoted to him. They were all filled with a devotion so unique that even the mahatmas of the time were filled with astonishment at it.
Too jinse muhabbat hai keemat hai giraan teri
Kam aayaa hai saudaagar iss desh men arzaan ho
Thou art a treasure grove of Love, and great is Thy price,
Expensive art thou as a merchant come to this country, lower thou thy price!
Shri Babaji Bhagwan had created living examples of his devotees that reminded people of Kabir and Raja Janak, who lived in the world asworldly men and were yet mahatmas within their real selves. They lived in the world fully and actively without being attached to any of its phases, and accepting the Will of God in everything that came their way, whether good or bad, and thus remaining content in both the states.
There had been a time when Shri Nathji, too, had wished to renounce the world, but Shri Babaji Bhagwan had stopped him and had urged him to live in the world fully and actively, and to give of his spiritual wealth to countless thirsty souls.
Shri Nathji, on his part, wrote in his book, “Zahoore Haqueeqat”:
“A time will come when the world will remember the sacrifices of Shri Babaji Bhagwan for the sake of humanity.”