When Shri Babaji Maharaj was in Simla he would often ask unemployed persons to come and live with him. He would serve them with all his heart and all the means at his disposal, saying:
Actually the entire world belongs to you because it has been made by the same Creator who made you, and you are welcome to live anywhere. But you may find the concept too difficult to understand. Therefore I offer you my home. Consider it to be your own. Stay here for as long as you like.
People would live with Shri Babaji Maharaj for long periods of time and later leave when they had obtained employment or were able to stand on their own feet.
Once a man came to Shri Babaji Maharaj and said to him in a plaintive tone:
Babaji! Main bekaar hoon! Babaji, I am without work!
And Shri Babaji Maharaj said to him:
“Shukar kar beemaar naheen hai! Be thankful that you are not ill!
Shri Babaji Maharaj laid great emphasis on thanking God for the numerous kindnesses he had bestowed. The wealth of good health was often forgotten until the health was lost. Man seldom thanked God for this wealth which was always with him. If a person were sick, all his energies would be spent in merely fighting the illness and trying to cure himself. Everything else in the world would become meaningless. Rather than complain about other shortcomings in life man should ever thank God for the wealth of a disease free body. This was Shri Babaji’s short message. Instead of complaining about one shortcoming one should learn to thank God for the numerous favours he had bestowed.
Shri Babaji Maharaj would say:
“O Man! Why dost thou fret when in want! Thou hast with thyself an unlimited wealth of good health!”
If even one eye or one finger were lost, not even all the wealth in the world could bring it back! Therefore the human body itself was priceless. Instead of complaining about shortcomings a person must instead thank God for the gift of good health, the gift of his body.