Maharaj’s are nothing but pandits or learned scholars, who have the gift of gab, and they run numerous ashrams in India, posing as genuine saints. Referring to the stench that these jingoes produce, Baba conveyed that "their stench has increased to such an that it has become nauseating to Me."
**One day the manager of a well-known bank in Poona came to see Baba. He did not believe in Baba, but consented to come just because of the goadings of a Baba lover, who happened to be his friend. On the night previous to his seeing Baba he prepared a bundle of questions to ask Baba. The first one was, "Why do you call yourself an Avatar?" The next morning he arrived at Guruprasad fully equipped for a battle. He was introduced to Baba. Baba, knowing very well what was brewing in his mind, said, "What do you want to ask Me?." The man sarcastically replied, "Since you are the Avatar, answer the question that is in my mind!" Baba then conveyed with His signs, "Til you crave for answers you will not get answers. Since time immemorial the been only one question, "Who am I?" This first question God asked Himself. He got the reply, 'I am stone,' then 'I am metal . . . fish . . . bird . . . animal,' and finally, I am Man.' But the very final reply He got was 'I am God.' The original question and the final answer are of importance; all other questions have no value. Logically you may show that you are God, but you do not experience it. Once you get the experience then no other answers are required. But to get the experience is not easy, and it is not got for the asking." The conversation lasted quite some time and ultimately the ego-inflated manager got tears in his eyes and repented for his folly.
**Another V.I.P. had come with his family to see Baba from an out-station. He seemed to be very sincere and loving. Baba asked him to come the next day at 9 A.M. as there would be some musical program. The gentleman arrived a little after 10. After the usual prostrations, he sat down. A few minutes later Baba asked him why he came so late. He replied, "Baba, at the hotel our breakfast was served very late and so we got delayed." Baba said, "You could have left your breakfast and come. You value your breakfast more than you value Me." The fellow was in a tight fix, having all eyes focused on him. In such ways, Baba works to lessen one's ego.
**During a musical program Baba asked someone, "Are you sleeping or are you awake? The startled lover replied, "Awake." Baba then said, "Whether you are sleeping or awake, you are dreaming. Only when you see Me as I really am, can it be said that you are awake."
**Every new visitor had to be introduced to Baba, the One Who needs no introduction. One Sikh gentleman came along for darshan. When he was asked what his name was he replied, "Avatar Singh." Baba and all those around Him had a good laugh at the coincidence of the gentleman having such a name.
**Once Baba conveyed, "Ceremonies and rituals have no importance. Love holds the key. Duties must be discharged, but at the back of the mind always think that all is illusion, and Baba is the only Reality."
**A man arrived who was a highly intellectual person and as Baba put it, he had "God Speaks on his fingertips." Baba, referring to this point, conveyed the following: "The intellect wants to know that which is beyond the mind; the mind must be annihilated, but you want the mind to know that which is beyond it. It is impossible. So it is better for you to love God. I am free eternally and still I am bound in you. What is needed is experience, then thoughts, doubts, etc., vanish in a flash. Mr.____ knows God Speaks, but if he says, 'I am God,' it is hypocrisy. When you become God, you don’t have to think of it. (e.g., You are a man — do you need to tell others that you are a man? No, but if you are among monkeys you will have to assert that you are a man.)