Priya Nath was very concerned that the world know of Shri Nathji. There was a worry in his mind that Shri Nathji’s personality was being eclipsed for lack of publicity. On the one hand, there were numerous organisations and societies functioning with elaborate propaganda and funds, while here was Shri Nathji, alone, by Himself. Would history record the advent of the avatar?
In the age of Kaliyuga, where propaganda, money and influence held sway, would history make an accurate recording? If Tulsidas had not written the Ramayana no one would have known of Rama.
Perhaps there were other avatars as well who entered this world silently and left it silently without leaving a trace in history. But Shri Nathji was the Kalki Avatar who was to appear in the present age. Surely his name would go down in history as such.
One does not know what might have been the status given to Rama if there had been a multiplicity of people who called themselves avatars in that age.
There was a proliferation of Godmen in India. Shri Babaji Maharaj had predicted that when the real avatar, Shri Nathji, would come into the world, there would be many proclaiming themselves as avatars. The Bible also spoke of such a time–one in which many prophets and self-proclaimed messiahs would exist.
Priya Nath appeared to be fighting a lone battle. He was making efforts all the time to make Shri Nathji known to as many people as possible. There was no harm in advertising the truth.
Shri Nathji would often say of Priya Nath:
He was a scientist. His subject was close to the science, which took the spaceships to the moon. But he asked himself:
What did they accomplish? They brought back only rocks!
“My father has a space-ship that can take people to God!’
As Mrs. Bhutt’s brother, Shankar, used to say:
Everywhere, there are gods and goddesses, devis and devtaas of stone–where can one find a living God, one who eats, sleeps, walks around and talks?”
Though God was present everywhere, it was rare that He took on a form that was easily understandable to all.
As Shri Nathji often said:
Na too phool ban ke chaman men aa
Na too maah ban ke falak pe aa
Ye tamaam jalve samet kar
Kissee aam faiham phabhan men aa
Come thou not as a flower in the garden,
Nor as the moon in the sky,
Set aside thou, these glories together,
And come in a form one can divine.”
As more and more time had elapsed, many of Shri Nathji’s devotees had left the world. Bhutt, Shyam Lal, Vaid Raj and numerous others passed away one after another. The birthday celebrations at Savitri Nivas were the poorer for the loss. Although Shri Nathji’s light divine shone as brilliantly as ever, the occasions would never be so brightly lit as they were at Mateshwari’s time. There was Mrs. Gangabai Bhutt’s moving bhajan:
“Nath teraa bharaa rahe darbaar!
May Thy Divine Court ever remain full”