Shri Nathji was received at Delhi airport by Ganesh Prasad Bhutt and his son, Jagdish, as well as Gangabai Bhutt, Rajjan and other devotees. From the airport they went to the house of Shri Bhutt where Shri Nathji decided to stay for some more time before proceeding onwards to Mussoorie.
Bhutt had given up all hope of Shri Nathji halting at Delhi en route to Mussoorie. He was aware of his shortcomings and the difficulties that Shri Nathji had to face in his house, not the least of which was the devotional fervour of Gangabai Bhutt that did not let Shri Nathji and Mateshwari rest for even a moment. In a letter addressed to Shri Nathji at Bombay, Bhutt had written:
“I am afraid that you will merely touch Delhi and pass through it and not stay here. Delhi deserves this treatment because the people of the city have become too filled with ego. They are not worthy to receive the Lord. I recall the discomfort that your Lordship was put to when you were here in the past, especially in April of 1947, when you had to sleep in a room which was very hot and which had a creaking ceiling fan that kept you awake in the nights. You had then become unwell in the heat. However, even then you continued to shower your grace upon the people who came to you, and spoke to them for hours on end.
“Your Divinity is made manifest more than ever when you are physically ill or surrounded by troubles. The Divine Glow on your face on such occasions is a marvel to behold and reveals the fact that you are God Incarnate come down upon earth for the salvation of us thankless and undeserving mortals.
“Alas! We do not even show thee the regard that we show our office superiors, even though we worship thee as God. We have a tendency to speak before you and even to become impertinent. This is so because you are so humble that you do not assert your will upon anyone.
“Your sacred body is more delicate than that of any Maharaja and must be preserved at all costs.
“I wonder whether the walls of my house shall ever again echo with the sound of your divine voice.”
Bhutt had been right. Shri Nathji had always said that impertinence before God was one of the gravest of sins, and that he, who was impertinent, was always punished, even when worse sinners were not.
Shri Nathji used to quote a Persian line on this subject. It was the voice of a devotee:
Karma haaye maaraa kard gustaakh
Thy generosity led me to impertinence
Shri Nathji would also quote Shri Babaji Maharaj who said that impertinence before God was a serious crime that would never go unpunished. The injunction in Persian was:
Be-adab paabad sazaa.
The impertinent shall be punished.
As it was said in Punjabi, and frequently quoted by Shri Nathji:
“Salaam javaab donnoyi jerraa kare muddyon hi gutthha jaaye.
“He who bows before God and at the same time shows disrespect, will receive retribution.”
Shri Nathji had been so touched by the letter of Bhutt that he had given up his programme to proceed forthwith to Mussoorie from Delhi, and had decided to stay with the Bhutts for some days at their residence at 6/22 Western Extension Area at Karol Bagh, New Delhi.
Once back in Delhi, Shri Nathji showered his divine grace upon all those who came to him with re-doubled vigour, lest they think that they were less fortunate than the people of Bombay who had received so much of his blessings and grace.
The children’s schools had opened in Mussoorie in March itself. The children were in no hurry to join school, as they preferred the atmosphere of home and the more so when Shri Nathji was in his full glory in the plains amongst his devotees.
Since Shri Nathji had come by air, most of his belongings were still at Bombay and were to be sent later by train. Amongst the belongings were the two kiddie cars of Pran Nath and Priya Nath.
Now that they were without their cars, the fervour to have a car of their own possessed the children, and they began to remind Shri Nathji again and again. Shri Nathji had made up his mind to buy a car in Bombay itself but had been unable to do so.