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A certain mahatma was able to attain some special spiritual powers, which included the power of miracles through his tapasyaa – austerities and penances. However when he came to hear of the unparalleled spiritual prowess of Shri Babaji Bhagwan he came for his darshan at Amritsar. The moment he came before Shri Babaji Bhagwan he was totally overwhelmed by an intangible spiritual power which he had never experienced before in his entire life. He prayed to Shri Babaji Bhagwan that he be permitted to stay with him for a while and Shri Babaji Bhagwan gave him permission.
The entire day long Shri Babaji Bhagwan sat with the mahatma and spoke very lovingly to him. But with the coming of the evening, he suddenly became very angry with him and said:
“Leave this place at once! I do not wish to look upon your face any longer! You are proud and egoistic! This place is meant for the poor and the humble, not for egoists like you! If you wish to secure entrance here then first go and serve the sinners of the world who have been shunned and hated by the world! Then you may pray to be admitted here!”
After the mahatma had gone, Shri Nathji said to Shri Babaji Bhagwan: “Bhagwan! Why were you so angry with him?”
And Shri Babaji Bhagwan replied: “Beta! He had come to the door of God – so I had to give him something for his trouble!”
Shri Babaji Bhagwan had illustrated with this example the different ways he had of giving his divine grace to different people. For some, this divine grace would take the form of love and kindness, whereas for others it would have to be a reprimand.
Shri Babaji also said: “A king will only punish with his own hands those who are closely related to him. For the others there is his police!”
Shri Babaji Maharaj had explained how Divine Grace went out in different ways towards different people, but that always it was for the betterment of man.