Raja Dinesh Pratap Singh of Kasmanda, on the other side of Shri Nathji’s dwelling, was the third descendant of the Kasmanda family to be devoted to Shri Nathji. Every year he would come to Shri Nathji’s birthday at Mussoorie, and would sit in an inconspicuous place in the verandah. He would say to Shri Nathji: Please don’t call me Raja Sahib–call me Dinesh!
His reverence for Shri Nathji was so great that he would sit before him for long hours and not speak a single word. In every trouble of life, he thought of Shri Nathji. Janmashtami was a very special day, when Shri Nathji and he would exchange telegrams of greetings.
The faith of the Kasmanda family in Shri Nathji was like the Himalayas. The grandfather of Raja Dinesh Pratap Singh had introduced his son, Raja Diwakar Prakash Singh to Shri Nathji, who had, in turn, introduced Raja Dinesh Pratap Singh, his son.
Rajmata Kasmanda, the mother of Raja Dinesh Pratap Singh, had unshakable faith in Shri Nathji and Mateshwari. Some very difficult problems in her life were resolved after she had prayed to Shri Nathji.
When She was very ill, and abroad in Europe for treatment, the cardamom ‘prasad’ of Shri Nathji was sent to her. At the time, she narrated seeing Shri Nathji in the form of a child, raising her from her sick-bed. Her operation was a success, and she returned to India.
Raja Diwakar Prakash Singh, too, had a miraculous recovery from a dangerous fever of pneumonia in Lucknow. Later, when he came to Mussoorie he went straight to Shri Nathji’s house, before going to his home.
Abha Rani, the daughter of Raj Mata Kasmanda, once knitted a sweater for Shri Nathji when she was in college. The sweater was brought to Shri Nathji by her father, Raja Diwakar Prakash Singh. Shri Nathji was not in Mussoorie at the time. He was in Dehra Dun. And so the Raja came to Dehra Dun and presented the sweater to Shri Nathji there. It was a woollen sweater meant for the winter. Dehra Dun was hot and humid during those days. The fans were on inside the rooms. But Shri Nathji immediately put the sweater on.
Mrs. Bhutt, who was present, was astonished: On the one hand, you have the fan on, and on the other hand, you have put the sweater on–Prabhuji what strange kind of a leela is this? Are you feeling hot or cold? If you are hot, then why do you have the sweater on, and if you are cold, why do you have the fan on?
Shri Nathji replied: I have put the fan on, to give coolness to myself. And I have put the sweater on, to give coolness to the heart of Raja Diwakar Prakash Singh, who has brought this sweater with such great love and devotion!
Once, when the Raja showed him a tiger he had shot, the skin of which was stuffed by a taxidermist, Shri Nathji said:
There is another tiger, within the human self, which must be shot as well. It is the tiger of human ego!
And Shri Nathji said the following Urdu Verse:
Barre moozi ko maaraa nafse ammaaraa ko gar maaraa
Nihango azdao shere nar maaraa to kyaa maaraa
Naa maaraa aapko jo khaak ho akseer ban jaataa
Paare ko akseer gar maaraa to kyaa maaraa
A great foe is vanquished if thy ego is killed,
Of what use the killing of lions and snakes and animals wild,
If thy ego is not destroyed and made as medicinal ash,
Of what use reducing mercury to produce the same
A little bird, which the Kasmanda family had as a pet, died the day Shri Nathji visited their home at Mussoorie.
It has been released from the bondage of this existence. It has gone to higher regions after securing your darshan,” said Rajmata Kasmanda.
There was a time in Mussoorie when Rajmata Kasmanda was facing an acute financial crisis. She came and prayed before Shri Nathji. Her trouble was miraculously resolved when there was no hope left. She rushed to Shri Nathji to thank him and prayed that she be given a chance to serve him.
Mateshwari gave her the manuscript of Shri Nathji’s Hindi book, Atma Vijay Part III, for publication and she got it published in Lucknow. It was the only time that Shri Nathji ever took any service from the Rajmata.
In later years, her mother’s house above the Masonic Lodge, Ram-Priya House was occupied by an illegal occupant who refused to leave it. The matter would have dragged on endlessly for years in the courts. However, Rajmata Kasmanda again came to Shri Nathji and earnestly prayed that he help her – and once again a miracle occurred, and the illegal occupant quit her house of his own accord.
Rajmata Pratapgarh, the mother of Rajmata Kasmanda, had a faith in Shri Nathji that equalled the faith of her daughter. She always kept a photograph of Shri Nathji in her bedroom at home and derived immense solace from it. Her mind remained at peace even in the greatest of worries. Her son, the Raja of Pratapgarh, was also greatly devoted to Shri Nathji.
It was in 1967 during the festival of Dussehra in Mussoorie that Rajmata Kasmanda, who was with her mother Rajmata Pratapgarh at Ram-Priya house, had a vision of Shri Nathji at his residence, Savitri Nivas.
But he isn’t even in India, her mother said, there has been no news of his return to Mussoorie!
Just then their chowkidar, Moosa Singh, at Kasmanda Lodge, which was adjacent to Shri Nathji’s house, came to them and said:
Shri Nathji has arrived in Mussoorie. He just reached his house! I met him there.
The vision Rajmata Kasmanda had was exactly at the time that Shri Nathji had arrived at Savitri Nivas from Delhi, after his return from abroad.
It had been the fervent wish of Rajmata Pratapgarh that Shri Nathji return to India before she passed away from old age. Her wish had been fulfilled. Even when Shri Nathji was engaged in the diverse parts of his manushya leela upon earth he fulfilled the wishes of all those who prayed to him.
The tutor of Raja Dinesh Pratap Singh of Kasmanda, a certain Shri Sant Sharan, had faith in Shri Nathji to equal that of the Kasmanda family.
In moments of acute distress and perplexity he would think of Shri Nathji and his smiling face would come before him in his mind’s eye and he would find himself at peace.
Shri Nathji loved the tutor with the same intensity as he loved the Raja and would embrace them both whenever they came to his house. On June 23, Sant Saran would come early in the morning to Shri Nathji’s house with a bouquet of flowers from the large garden of Kasmanda Lodge and help in decorating Shri Nathji’s house for the function.