Those were the days when Shri Nathji as a child had remained scrupulously in the background so as to allow the glory of Shri Babaji Bhagwan to spread. Yet Shri Babaji Bhagwan was deeply conscious of the divinity of Shri Nathji and knew him to be the Avatar for whom the people of the world had been waiting. He had not, however, openly disclosed this to the public, perhaps, because he knew that the time was not yet ripe, and Shri Nathji was much too young and delicate to cope with the inevitable crowds that would follow. Shri Babaji Bhagwan was waiting for the appropriate time when he would make this announcement. Till that time he allowed Shri Nathji to enjoy the anonymity of childhood.
One day Shri Nathji was asleep in bed when he awoke with a start. Someone had touched his feet. He opened his eyes and saw before him Shri Babaji Bhagwan, his head bowed at the feet of Shri Nathji, and chanting the words of the Hindu Arti:
Tumev maataa cha pitaa tumev
Tumev bandhu cha sakhaa tumev
Tumev vidyaa dravinam tumev
Tumev sarvam mam dev dev
Thou art my mother and my father,
Thou art my brother and my friend,
Thou art learning and wisdom,
Thou art my everything and my All
Thereafter Shri Babaji Bhagwan led Shri Nathji to the seat on which he sat and asked Shri Nathji to sit upon it. At first Shri Nathji was reluctant to do so, but later obeyed Shri Babaji Bhagwan, who was preparing him for the great destiny that lay ahead for which he had come into the world.
At another time, Shri Nathji was sitting in a room talking to some mahatma, when Shri Babaji Bhagwan walked into the room. Instinctively Shri Nathji stood up as a mark of respect for him. However Shri Babaji Bhagwan protested at his standing up and said:
“Nathji! Aapko kissee ke liye naheen kharaa honaa hai! Never stand up for anyone!
“Jis gaddi par aap baithhe hain vahaan saakshaat Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh bhee aa jayeen to bhee aapko khare naheen hona hai!
“The throne you are occupying is so great that you must not stand up even if Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh come before you in all their Glory!”