Thereafter Shri Babaji Maharaj took leave from his office for fourteen months during which time he remained at home. Even as the leave ended, Shri Babaji Maharaj had a dream on that very night: –
Shri Babaji Maharaj found himself in a forest where there was not a soul in sight. After wandering for a while, he suddenly saw before him a palace, which was beautifully designed and decorated. The design of the palace showed it was of no small worth. Shri Babaji Maharaj entered the palace but found no one inside. There was a solitary chair in the palace and Shri Babaji Maharaj sat down upon it. There was an unearthly silence all around him.
After a short while, a majestic, elderly person with flowing white hair and a divine glow on his face, appeared before him. He came towards Shri Babaji Maharaj and said to him:
It is very good that you have come. I had been waiting for you. Please keep sitting in the chair!
Shri Babaji Maharaj woke up and began to interpret the dream. Perhaps what the Grandsire had meant was: My duty is now over. I am going away. This seat belongs to you.
Shri Babaji Maharaj understood. God had ordained that he take on an active spiritual role in life.
Immediately thereafter Shri Babaji Maharaj submitted his resignation in the office. The officers and colleagues of Shri Babaji Maharaj were shocked beyond belief. They could not even think of the office without Shri Babaji Maharaj.
Never again would they see a man of such unquestionable integrity, who had been a comfort to so many and who had spread such happiness all around him. They had all fallen in love with him. They pleaded with him to change his decision because they could not bear the thought of separation from such a being.
The people of the town were worried lest Shri Babaji Maharaj decide to leave their town now that he had already left his office. All the people loved him to such an extent that the very thought of separation from him became unbearable. It was a sad day for his officers when Shri Babaji Maharaj resolved to leave the Army Recruitment Office and decided to fulfil his mission in life.
Shri Babaji Maharaj was resolute in his determination because he was hearing the voice of God speak to him in the innermost depths of his soul, which told him that his part in the office was over, and a new part had been ordained for him which he had to enact in accordance with the Divine Will.
As much as he loved his colleagues and officers and friends and as much as he was loathe to part from them, yet he had to carry out the divine programme set out for him. And it was thus that he had to harden his heart and take leave from them. It was yet another illustration of the fact that Great Souls do not allow anything in the world to alter their resolve and determination, especially when this stems from God.