Although to outer appearances Shri Babaji Maharaj was staying as a guest of the Maharaja, who offered all comforts to him, yet, inwardly, Shri Babaji Maharaj was passing through a phase that was indescribable, and which took him beyond the pale of worldly existence. A Divine Intoxication seemed to pervade his entire being which made him totally oblivious of his body. It was a Divine Bliss that went out towards all who came to him; and all who came to him all at once felt this bliss themselves. Shri Babaji Maharaj had forgotten what it was to eat food or drink water, to bathe or change his clothes. His appearance became unkempt, his nails became long. If he so much as took a daatun in his hand – the customary stick to clean his teeth with – in the morning, the daatun would remain in his hand till the evening. He was lost in the divine ecstasy that came from within him. His words filled his listeners with an unfathomable nectar of life. His very nearness was the fulfilment of many a life. He was in a state of total self-forgetfulness. He had annihilated himself and allowed God to enter within. And it was his voice:
Chhorro mujhe bekhud meraa aaraam yehi hai
Be naamo nishaan raihno do bas naam yehi hai
Leave me alone in my self-forgetfulness, this is my only rest,
Let me be without a name, this is my only name!
Soojhe naheen din raat tere dhyaan men pyaare
Apni to saihar hai yehi aur shaam yehi hai
Nights and days are naught before me in the thought of Thee, O Beloved!
This is my only dawn, and this, my only night!
A Muslim Faqueer who visited Maharaja Nabha was greatly touched by the personality of Shri Babaji Maharaj and would often sit with him for hours to partake of the divine bliss that was emanating from Shri Babaji Maharaj. The Muslim Faqueer was so renowned in the area that even the rajas and maharajas and nawabs of the day flocked to him and showered expensive gifts on him. However he found in Shri Babaji Maharaj a personality who was so supreme that he was beyond his estimation. Fortunate were the ones who had the good fortune of obtaining the darshan of Shri Babaji Maharaj during those days. Yet there were others who could not understand this divine state and went away empty-handed. As Shri Babaji Maharaj used to say:
Tahi dastaane kismat raa cheh sood az Raihbare Kaamil
Choon khizr az aabe haivaan tishna mi aarad Sikandar raa
For those whom destiny has left empty-handed, of what use a Perfect Master,
Sikander went thirsting for the nectar of life despite being with such a Guide.
Maharaja Hira Singh of Nabha, who had become a great devotee of Shri Babaji Maharaj and was amazed at his spiritual power, called together a meeting of his friends and others who had known Shri Babaji Maharaj, and said to them: Do you know the reason for the absolute fearlessness of Shri Babaji Maharaj and his indifference to sorrows? Another man in his position would have felt afraid and insecure all the time. He has no job, no business, and no money. He has not made any society or organisation to propagate his mission in life. He has given away everything that he possessed. He has two children to care for. And he is too great a person to accept the help of others, including myself. He has no worries for his own body and its subsistence. What does he possess which we ordinary mortals lack? Can anyone give me an explanation?
When no one could provide a satisfactory answer, Maharaja Nabha said: “Then let me tell you. The goddess of learning –Saraswati – herself resides on his tongue. His words carry Divine Power. That is why no man can refute anything that he says. That is why he is so fearless and indifferent to the sorrows of life. He is the living embodiment of Love, Faith and Compassion.