One morning Shri Nathji was surprised to learn from the servant that Shri Bhutt had arrived at Savitri Nivas and was sleeping in the servant’s quarters. Shri Nathji at once came down to the verandah of the house and called Shri Bhutt to himself.
Bhutt Sahib prostrated before Shri Nathji. When Shri Nathji asked him why he had not sent him a telegram about his coming, Shri Bhutt replied:
“I did not wish to attach any importance to my coming, because I am the servant of your servants, and not the justice of a high court here.”
Shri Nathji was greatly pleased at his humility.
He had often said in Persian:
Gadaa kooye turaa maile baadshaahi nest
Havaaye saltanat va zauke kaj kulaahi nest
The beggar of Thy Lane desires not a kingship,
He desires not a kingdom, nor the glory of a crown
Even as the nectar of Shri Nathji’s words poured forth, Shri Bhutt found himself lost completely in Shri Nathji. His heart and soul were drenched in the divine vibrations that had become a part of him ever since he had met Shri Nathji.
Whatever shortcomings of devotion had entered into him over the years when he was not before Shri Nathji, disappeared the moment he came before Him.
Chali simate ghaib se ik havaa ke chaman gharoor kaa jal gayaa
Vale shamaa khaanaa jalaa ke sab, gule surkh saan hee hari rahee
A wind blew from a direction unknown, and burnt the garden of pride to ashes;
And burning down the house of pride, it remained as fresh as a flower in full bloom
Shri Bhutt would always refer to Shri Nathji as Prabhuji”. This was a name that was now being used even by the Akola Bhaktas to address Shri Nathji. As a matter of fact no devotee actually addressed Shri Nathji by his name. They would say, “Prabhuji”, “Bhagwan” or “Maharajji”. The less informed would refer to him as “Swamiji”.
Shri Bhutt had often said to Shri Nathji:
“Prabhuji, I do not want that kind of salvation which will deprive me of taking birth again. I wish to be born in this world whenever you take an avatar upon earth so that I shall have the opportunity of serving you again!”
“Prabhuji, mujhe itnaa mukt na kar denaa ke main kabhi naa janam loon. Jab jab aap prithvi par avatar len mujhe bhee saath aane kaa maukaa den, taake main aapki sewaa kar sakoon!”
He would say to Shri Nathji:
“Prabhuji you need not tire yourself talking to us. We have already become yours. Speak to us about the difficulties that surround you. Ham se to koyi dukh-sukh ki baat kiyaa karen!”
“Prabhuji meraa to aapse Kewat aur Rama kaa rishtaa hai! My relationship with you is like the relationship of Kewat with Lord Rama. Please let me attend to your works here while you attend to my salvation in the world to come!
“Ham aapke yahaan ke kaamon ko dekhen aur aage kaa aap dekhen!
As Shri Bhutt sat on the ground before Shri Nathji and pressed his feet and calves with his soft hands, lost in looking at the face of his Master, he further added:
“Prabhuji, I can see Rama and Krishna in you, but I cannot even fathom the infinity of your real extent!”
“Prabhuji, Rama aur Krishna to mujhe aap men nazar aate hain, magar aap iss se bhee zyaadaa kitne anant hain uskaa to main andaazaa bhee naheen lagaa saktaa!”
Bhutt Sahib was very devoted to Mateshwari and often said to Shri Nathji:
“Prabhuji our approach is only up to Mateshwari!”
“Prabhuji, hamaari pahunch to sirf Mateshwari tak hai!”
With these words, Shri Bhutt meant that he derived his strength from the love and kindness of Mateshwari, and his approach was only up to her, as Shri Nathji was too exalted to be reached.
Shri Bhutt would often say:
“Prabhuji main ne to Kaliyuga men sevaa hee ek moksh kaa saadhan samjhaa hai!
“Prabhuji I look upon service to Thee as the only means to salvation in this age of Kaliyuga.”
When another devotee had once said to Shri Bhutt:
“Bhutt Sahib, I, too, wish to serve Shri Nathji but the means at my disposal are too limited. I have to bring up four sons.”
Shri Bhutt had replied like a judge:
“If another son is born to you what will you do then! Will you not support him within the means available to you?”
“Teraa ek aur larkaa paidaa ho jaaye to phir kyaa karegaa?”
It often disconcerted Shri Bhutt to see how the devotees shirked their duties and responsibilities towards Shri Nathji–who was giving them everything in life, releasing them from their sorrows and sufferings, giving them peace and prosperity and an assurance of salvation after death.
When the devotees asked Shri Bhutt what they must do for Shri Nathji, he would say to them:
“Look upon Shri Nathji as your nearest and dearest relative; then your heart itself will tell you what you have to do for him.”
Prabhuji ko apne ghar kaa sab se nikat aur sab se priya sambandhi samjho. Phir aapko unke liye kyaa karnaa hai aapkaa dil khud gavaahi degaa!”
Shri Bhutt said to Shri Nathji:
“Prabhuji ever since we have met you all our worries have disappeared – now we worry only about you! You have taken such a precious and delicate body for the salvation of mankind. It has to be preserved at all costs.”
“Prabhuji jab se aapko milen hain hamaari kul chintaayen samaapt ho gayeen, magar aapki sab lag gayeen!”
Shri Bhutt had been very concerned when Shri Nathji undertook the long and hazardous car journey to Bombay. He was very worried about the boys’ future and felt that Mussoorie was not the right place to live in, and that it was imperative that Shri Nathji find a place in the plains.
He did not think Bombay was the right place either for Shri Nathji, as it was too overcrowded and unhealthy.
Gangabai Bhutt, who had visited Shri Nathji at Bombay in January 1955, had told Bhutt that Shri Nathji, Mateshwari and the children, had all been looking very weak. This was the chief reason for Bhutt’s visit to Mussoorie.
Shri Bhutt also said:
“Prabhuji, ever since we have met you all our desires have been fulfilled. There is now only one desire left–that your name and fame spread everywhere so that we devotees can see this wonderful scene and dance with joy!
“Prabhuji, jab se aapko mile hain hamaari kul ichhaayen samaapt ho gayeen–bas ek hee ichhaa raih gayi hai: ke aapkaa yash ho aur keerti ho, aur ham bhakt dekh dekh kar naachen!”
Shri Bhutt stayed for a few days in the divine atmosphere and then returned to Nagpur to take up his chores as the judge of a High Court.
Shri Nathji would ever afterwards recall that visit of his beloved Bhutt Sahib and tell people how he had stayed in the servant’s quarters as a measure of his humility and devotion. Bhutt Sahib would always sign his name as:
“Dasanudas–the servant of thy servants.”