Baba is Lokanaatha, the master of all the Lokas (the three mystic regions of the human heart, Swarga, Prithvi and Pathala), also of the four- teen stages or lokas through which Man evolves, the seven higher and the seven lower regions.
Loka also means mankind. Baba is the Resident and President of every human heart. He is the Anthar-yamin, the Inner Motivator. He is the Naatha, overlord. Baba declares that Siva is the swaasa, the very breath of every being. That is why He said once, when others around Him were lamenting a death, "Well, if there is to be no death, no birth, what other sport have I? How am I to spend time?" Beings are born, they run about for a few years or hours and die, all as part of Baba's leela. This is His play and we are all fortunate puppets in His Hand. Only he knows the role of each one of us in the play, and we have only to move about the stage without protest reacting perfectly to every pull of the string. This Loka (world) is a Ranga (stage) and Baba is the Ranganatha (director of the play). Other perceptors are Vyakthi-natha (reforming individuals) but Baba is Lokanatha (transforming the World).