Lala Kirpa Ram was an old friend of Shri Babaji Bhagwan. He loved Shri Babaji greatly and in turn was loved greatly by him. He had been separated from Shri Babaji Bhagwan for a long time when he found out by chance that Shri Babaji Bhagwan was at Amritsar. He rushed over to see Shri Babaji Bhagwan. He went to the room of Shri Babaji Bhagwan and sat down on his chaarpaayi-bed, next to him. The persons sitting in the room were aghast. They always sat on the ground in front of Shri Babaji Bhagwan and no one could ever have thought of sitting on his chaarpaayi with him. It was a liberty that no one could dared have taken. It would have been irreverence of the highest order.
Shri Babaji Bhagwan, on the other hand, was so happy to see his old friend that he did not even notice where the man was sitting. When the devotees saw Shri Babaji Bhagwan talking with joy to the person, they remained silent and did not protest to him. Very soon they discovered that he was an old friend of Shri Babaji Bhagwan and was sitting close to him on the basis of that relationship.
The next day Lala Kirpa Ram came again, but this time he did not have the courage to sit on Shri Babaji’s bed alongside him. Instead he sat down on the ground below the bed at the exact spot where Shri Babaji kept his wooden sandals. Shri Babaji Bhagwan, who was very conscious of the feelings of all who came to him, immediately said: “ Lala Kirpa Ram! What are you doing! Come sit up here on the bed beside me!”
Lala Kirpa Ram said: “O Babaji! Please forgive me! I cannot now look upon you as I used to before! I must look upon you now even as Arjuna looked upon Lord Krishna after Lord Krishna had revealed his viraat roop–His Divine Form–to him.”
Shri Babaji was so pleased with Lala Kirpa Ram that he gave freely of his divine bliss to him so that the man was filled to the brim and lost himself completely in Shri Babaji Bhagwan. He was so affected by the divine wave that Shri Babaji had sent towards him that for a while he even became an ascetic and roamed the forests! However since this was not the mission of Shri Babaji Bhagwan, he hastened back soon enough to his home and began practicing law again, as Shri Babaji would have him do; but at the same time he continued to drink of the divine nectar that Shri Babaji Bhagwan was distributing so freely to all seekers. Though he remained immersed in his worldly tasks he never forgot Shri Babaji Bhagwan for even a moment. The verse of Shri Nathji below applied very aptly to him and to all similarly placed devotees:
Go main rahaa raheene sitamhaaye rozgaar
Lekin tere khyaal se gaafil naheen rahaa
Though I remained immersed in the cares of the world!
Yet I was never oblivious of the thought of Thee.