Shri Nathji often said: “ If a person desires greatness it means he is not yet great! One who is great will have no desire for greatness in him. If a mahatma wishes to become great by collecting a large number of followers, then what will become of his greatness if the followers leave him? Truth is that which can stand by itself. It requires no evidence of its greatness.”
He would also say: “Let me warn those mahatmas who have got into the habit of people prostrating before them, that let them learn to prostrate before the people instead! Pranaam karvaaana naa seekhen, pranaam karnaa seekhen!
“I, too, have prostrated before you once and for all, on beholding God within you!”
Shri Nathji was fond of saying: “Early in the morning when everyone is asleep I come to your homes and touch your feet. Later when you come before me and touch my feet you think it is a greeting, but I think it is a reply!
“Aap samajhte hain ke aap savaal kar rahe hain aur main samajhtaa hoon ke javaab de rahe hain!”
Shri Nathji added: “ A guru who cannot see God in his own disciple, and cannot prostrate before him, is not worthy of being called a guru!”
“If holy men begin to seek name, fame, followers and wealth, then indeed they have forgotten their real goal in life and are competing with the millionaires of the world. If they can build ashrams and temples worth millions, the millionaires can do better!”
“Let me tell you that a guru who desires even one disciple falls in the eyes of God.
“Jis mahatma men ek bhee shishya banaane ki ichhaa raih jaati hai, vo mahatma Bhagwan ki nazaron men gir jaataa hai!”
“A real mahatma is one who has extinguished all desires within himself and desires only God. Or, conversely, a person who has reached God ceases to have any desires within himself – for this world or the next! Even one desire is enough to separate a person from God!
“Khilaafe tareekat bavad auliyaa
Ke tammanaaye az Khuda juz Khuda
It is against the principles of Holy Men
To desire anything from God except God!”