A man came to Shri Babaji and said to him:
Please show me some miracle to prove the existence of God!
Shri Babaji said to him:
We live in miracles all the time. The world around us is a miracle, what further miracle do you want to prove the existence of God?
The man said: If you can tell me what I have in my coat pocket, I shall believe in God!
Shri Babaji laughed and said:
Even if I told you what you have in your pocket in what way would that establish the existence of God? You would only be led to bow before me unnecessarily, believing me to be some mystic, or maybe even a magician.
“No, I do not think that such a small miracle will convince you of the existence of God. If you really want to see His Miracles then look at the world around you.
“Can you understand anything in the world in its entirety? Can you tell me how a large tree with leaves and fruits emerges from a tiny seed?
“Can you tell me how the sun stands in the sky without falling? Are there any chains that hold it up there?
“How does a child receive nourishment when he is in the womb of its mother? Why are the breasts of the mother filled with milk the moment the child is born? And why does the milk in her breasts dry up when the child has grown big?
“Why do the seasons change with time? Who is regulating the scheme of the Universe? Is it being done by the small intelligence within your mind? Look at an oyster, how does it produce a pearl within itself?
“How does the flower acquire such a beautiful colour and scent? Do your dyers and perfume sellers give the flower these qualities?
“Look at the flower and watch it bloom, and hear it say in a silent voice:
‘O passers-by! Have you ever seen Him who gave me the colour and scent?’
“And when people fail to recognise the Creator in the flower, the flower hangs its head with shame and fades away in grief! “Have you been able to understand the working of the Universe? And if so, then how much of it have you understood? And if you have not been able to understand all these things then they are all miracles for you! For the definition of a miracle is that it is something that the mind cannot understand or explain.
“You live in the world and know very little about it, you have a body but are totally unaware of its working.
“Are these not miracles enough to prove the existence of God? And if these miracles are not sufficient to prove the existence of God how will my exhibiting a small miracle establish His existence for you!
“O my brother! Listen, therefore! Whenever your mind prompts you to seek a miracle then look at the world around you and you shall see it full of the miracles of God!
Jee men ye hai ke hoon sanate saane pe nisaar
But ko bithaa ke saamne yaade Khudaa karoon
My heart could sacrifice itself for the love of the Creator,
This world is the idol through which I worship God!
Another person in Shri Babaji’s place would have used his powers for the purpose of self-glorification. However for Shri Babaji Maharaj these powers were of no consequence even though miracles followed him in abundance.