Dhikr compulsory in his Path. Somebody asked Khwaja Bahauddin: Your Path has neither the audible Dhikr nor seclusion. On what is your path based? The Khwaja replied: Body, with the creatures. Heart, with the Creator; hands in work, heart with the Beloved, is the basis of my Path. Then he recited this couplet:
Translation: Be a gnostic in the heart and appear like a stranger
This best way is rare in this world.
Once he saw a chameleon immersed in the sight of the sun. He respectfully sat down before it and said: "O chameleon, you are immersed in the sight of your beloved. For the sake of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala), pray for me that the divine vision and the immersion which you enjoy with your beloved, the same sight and immersion, my true beloved should also grant me. He had not even finished this that the chameleon turned to him and turned to the sky and remained motionless as if praying. The Khwaja kept reciting Aameen, Aameen. From then, his divine vision became even stronger. What selflessness! It is true the A'arif is perennially thirsty, the more he drinks, the more he becomes thirsty.
He used to follow the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) in all aspects and always used to recite: O Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala), increase my knowledge. He passed away on the night of Monday, 3 Rabe'e Ul Awwal 791 Hijri. His shrine is in Qisr e A'arifeen (Lit. The Palace of the A'arifeen), which is very near to Bukhara.