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Once, the child was playing with a water-tap by the road, and he splattered the water accidentally on a mahatma, who hap­pened to be passing by. The mahatma was enraged. He came close to the child to scold him. Coming within inches, he stopped suddenly and stared with great awe and surprise.
“No, No,” he said to the child, “don’t apologize. It shall pain me. But tell me who are you? What are you?  Where do you live?  And what is this strange sign in your right eye?
He looked at the orange sign in his right eye that distinguished him at once from the rest of humanity, and which was the Sign of the Avatar.
The child said he did not know anything about the sign, nor why it was there. But the mahatma said:
Do not feign ignorance. Do not try to hide yourself. Forgive me for my impatience. I bow before you. Your appearance is that of a child but you are great, very great. The sign in your eye is not an ordinary one. It is the sign of Lord Shankar. All glory unto you. May the world know of your Divine Form one day!
All who saw the child experienced a new sensation of awe, reverence, and an irresistible attraction. Those who understood spiritual truths instantly felt the presence of the divine.
Shri Babaji Maharaj was well aware of the child’s divinity.
“What is your name?” he asked the child, jokingly, one day.
Rama, said the boy.
What! What did you say? said Shri Babaji Maharaj, pretending amazement.
Nath! Bhola Nath! said the child.
No! No! I don’t believe you now!
Shri Babaji Maharaj would frequently hail Shri Nathji with the following words:
Nand ghar anand bhayo, jai Kanhaiyalal ki! Joy has come to the house of Nand. All glory unto Kanhaiya!
Shri Babaji Maharaj would be reliving the past when God had come as Kanhaiya –Krishna–to the house of his adopted father Nand.