Those were the days, after Shri Babaji Maharaj had left his job at the Army Recruitment Office, that he made a prophecy about the Great War to come in Europe. He did not make this prophecy to attract people to himself or to be known as a great astrologer. It was a natural voice within him that spoke to the humanity around him.
Shri Babaji Maharaj said: “I am making this voice known because Nature is forcing me to do so. I cannot stop the voice even as the flute could not stifle the notes played on it by Lord Krishna nor the telephone stifle the voice of the one speaking on it.
Those were the times when there was peace and no one could have conceived of any conflict anywhere developing into a full-scale world war. And yet that was what happened. There were many persons who recorded the exact date and time which Shri Babaji Maharaj had prophesied for the start of the war. All were surprised when later the war began at precisely that day and that hour.
They gathered around Shri Babaji Maharaj and asked him: Maharaj! You were right about the war, but who will win?
And Shri Babaji Maharaj replied: No one.
And he was right. That was exactly what happened.
The miracles that manifested themselves from Shri Babaji Maharaj were too numerous and too varied to recount. There were literally thousands of miracles that followed him wherever he went. However Shri Babaji Maharaj attached no importance to them. Anyone else in his position would have taken full advantage of these miracles to spread his name and fame and to gather hundreds of followers, but not so Shri Babaji Maharaj. He would just as soon place a veil on the miracle after it had occurred, so that people would not associate it with him but rather think of other rational explanations for its manifestation.
Shri Babaji Maharaj never injected faith through the aid of miracles. The people who came to him did not come to him for the sake of miracles but rather for the faith that he gave them without the aid of miracles.
He would often say: “If water has satiated your thirst it has become your own realisation. No philosopher or intellectual can shake your faith in water afterwards. Faith that is based upon experience is the strongest faith of all. Faith based upon miracles alone cannot endure unless it be accompanied by the Grace of God.
Those who beheld the Divine Glory of Shri Babaji Maharaj during those days were totally overwhelmed and never forgot it all their lives. It was a sight that sent people into a world of self-forgetfulness. Truly a flower does not give a speech, but its colour, fragrance and softness attract the eye of the beholder more than any lecture can do.