Shri Nathji gave the definition of the Absolute Infinite Existence of God, as only he could give, because he knew of a certainty:
Do you know what the definition of the Infinite is? The infinite is He, before whom the Universe exists like a tiny mustard seed– and who, in turn, exists even within the tiny mustard seed! He exists, larger than the Universe itself, and at the same time inside the tiniest of its atoms!
Shri Nathji had written this verse in his Urdu and Persian book, Payaame Muhabbat” –“A Message of Love” which he wrote at the age of fifteen, in 1918:
Kulzame hasti men jab ik laihar see paidaa huyi
Mauj ke saahil pe aalam ho gayaa misle hubaab
When a wave arose in that Ocean of Existence,
Like a bubble upon the seashore, the Universe was born.
Here was Shri Nathji, the Infinite, sitting in the midst of humans as a finite being, sharing in its travails and showing the path to humanity.
His warning went out again to humanity, telling them that the Avatar of God before them was an event that had occurred after ages, and would not occur again:
YE VASTU YUGON KE BAAD AAYI HAI,
PHIR NAHEEN AAYEGI!
“THIS ADVENT HAS OCCURRED AFTER THE PASSING OF AGES,
AND IT SHALL NOT COME AGAIN!”
Shri Nathji was referring to his advent upon earth in human form. There was something in his bearing and majesty that took him beyond the pale of even the Kalki Avatar who was to appear in the age of darkness, the Kaliyuga, which was the twentieth century.
Shri Nathji in fact never referred to himself as such, although he did narrate the beliefs that others held in him. Shri Nathji was above and beyond these limitations imposed by religion, and had come for all, no matter how anyone might understand him or accept him. He was the Supreme Being personified, the Supreme Being in Himself.
He had once said:
Niraakaar vaadiyon ke vaaste main Niraakaar roop main raihtaa hoon,
Saakaar vaadiyon ke vaaste main Saakaar roop dhaaran kar letaa hoon,
Aur apne aap men main naa to Niraakaar hoon naa Saakaar.
For those who desire an Invisible God, I remain Invisible,
For those who desire a visible God, I become visible,
But, in myself, I am neither Invisible nor visible!
Kabhi main pragat ho jaataa hoon
Aur kabhi main chhup jaataa hoon,
Aur apne aap men main naa pragat hoon
Aur naa chhupaa hoon
Sometimes I reveal myself,
Sometimes I conceal myself,
But, in myself, I am neither revealed
You cannot see light in the power house or the electric current. You can see light only in a bulb in which the switch is on.”
You cannot see the Invisible Formless God in the Universe, you cannot see him in the things of the world. When you look upon a flower you see only the flower, there is no God. When you look upon the moon you can see only the moon, and not God. You need a form before you which reveals to you God in a form that you can understand:
Na too phool ban ke chaman men aa
Na too maah ban ke falak pe aa
Ye tamaam jalve samet kar
Kissee aam faim phaban men aa
Appear not as the flower in a garden,
Appear not as the moon in the sky,
Setting aside all these glories,
Appear thou in a form that we can understand!
human being can understand is the form of a human being.”Shri Nathji would often say:
If a wife is in human form and the husband is invisible, how can they ever marry? A wife in human form needs a husband in human form. In a like manner, the devotee in human form needs to see God in human form so that his devotion can find fulfilment.
It is impossible to grasp God only through the intellect. The mind of man is a fountainhead of questions. It is only when he leaves his mind that he can reach God–through his heart.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
Shri Nathji showed the futility of intellectual reasoning with this example he frequently used, in which the intellctual reasoning of man was found to lead him to a totally different concept than what he was being led to believe. It was Shri Nathji’s famous parable of the blind man and the kheer–the rice pudding.