It was at the start of the third week of January 1951 that Shri Nathji arrived in Bombay. Shri Nathji stayed at the house of Sukhdev Vats.
No sooner had people discovered that Shri Nathji was at Bombay than large numbers began coming for his darshan and blessings, and Shri Nathji became totally absorbed in them.
One morning, he cut himself on the finger while shaving, and the bleeding would not stop for a long period of time. When it finally stopped, Shri Nathji said:
Some devotee has been relieved of his suffering today!
Leg Cured Miraculously
Some time later he had two very jubilant visitors. One was Narayan Lal of Dhulia. He was walking around the room showing his leg to all present. He had been cured by a miracle! The operation had never taken place, and he had not taken any medicine.
Shri Narayan Lal said:
This is the leg that eight operations could not cure. Shri Nathji cured it with his blessings. Look, it contains not a trace of any wound in it!
The other person was Shri Sunderlal Chordia. He was the father-in-law of the famed industrialist, Shri Ram Krishna Dalmia, and a friend of Narayan Lal. He came and touched Shri Nathji’s feet and said:
I consider myself to be an intellectual. I follow the principles of Science in modern life. I had become somewhat of an agnostic. Spiritual happenings would not convince me.
“And then I received a letter from my friend Narayan Lal, in which he had written that his leg had been cured by a miracle, and that he had met a Great Spiritual Personality revered as God.
“Forgive me my saying this, but I threw his letter into the waste-paper basket. I thought someone was playing a joke on me.
“Imagine my surprise, then, when I saw Shri Narayan Lal at my doorstep a few days later!
“He was walking as healthily as any normal man. It is impossible not to believe in something when it is staring one in the face.
“I wonder, now, whether this happening was designed to bring me face to face with God!
When the doctors of Bombay heard of this cure, they were greatly astonished, because they had operated on Narayan Lal’s leg in the past and had offered him no hope.
Some of them began to send their incurably sick patients to Shri Nathji. It was not long before a large number of sick and diseased persons began thronging at Shri Nathji’s door.
Dar tere pe aajizon kaa shoragaugaa ho gayaa
Ai Maseehaa dard mandon ki davaa hai yaa naheen
The tumult of a thousand voices rings out at thy door!
O Lord! Hast thou not a cure for those in pain?
Christ had been faced with a similar situation when he began curing the sick, and he had to say: I have not come to cure the sick but to call sinners to repentance!
It was difficult for Shri Nathji to cope with the crowds who had followed in the wake of Shri Narayan Lal.