Shri Nathji frequently said to his devotees,
“Do not beg of the world for your needs! If you are in want, come to me! If you desire something, come to me! If you are in fear, come to me! And when you are neither in need nor in fear–then come to me for my sake, for my love!
He would also say:
All relationships in the world contain selfishness. No person will call you unless he wants something from you. This innate selfishness exists even in the nearest of relationships–even between husband and wife, father and son, and mother and child! But God says, ‘When I call you to myself, it is only that I wish to give MYSELF to you to make you great!’”
Shri Nathji’s exact words in Hindustani were:
“Jo bhee aapko sansaar men bulaayegaa uskaa gupt ya pragat koyi swaarth hogaa, magar jab main aapko bulaataa hoon to meraa swaarth sirf aapko oonchaa karnaa hotaa hai– apnaa aap dekar!”
God is an Ocean of Love, Shri Nathji said, and He has placed one drop of His Love within the heart of a mother.
Whenever families or groups of friends would come to visit Shri Nathji, they would all lose their separate identities in the ocean of Shri Nathji’s Love Divine.
Who is He, before whom a father forgets his son and a son his father? Shri Nathji would ask.
You! Nathji! the people would say in an ecstasy of bliss.
Ishk ki iptadaa bhee tum,
Husn ki intahaa bhee tum
Raihne do raaz khul gayaa,
Bande bhee tum Khudaa bhee tum
Thou art the beginning of Love itself,
And Thou the limits of Beauty, too-
Of a certainty, the Secret must out,
That thou art God, as well as Man!
What is that which is closest to thee?
Shri Nathji would sometimes ask, startling his listeners, and he would give the answer himself:
Your Face! And what is that which is most distant from you? –Your Face! It is the one thing you can never see–unless a mirror is brought before you. Similarly, God is within you; when I come before you as a mirror you see His reflection in me and become aware of Him!