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Shri Nathji’s life was like the lives of the avatars that were. He looked like a Maharaja in appearance, and the majesty of his personality spoke as much. Many people who had no spirit¬ual leanings, whatsoever, went through life mistaking Shri Nathji for a Maharaja. He lived in a private home with his parents first, and his family later. He had none of the spiritual trap¬pings of monks, hermits, sadhus, rishis, mahatmas, or mahants. His was not a life of ease in the relative seclusion of a spiritual ashram. He moved around and interacted with the world like any worldly person. He lived in cities and he mingled freely with the populace wherever he went. It was this aspect of his life that differentiated him from the mahatmas who isolated themselves from the humanity at large, and confined themselves to ivory towers and ashrams. Every person who came to Shri Nathji felt a special relationship with him, and gradually a history was woven around that person’s relationship with Shri Nathji. The people who met him were special people whose names have been recorded in history as being amongst those who interacted with the avatar of God of upon earth.
Although Shri Nathji met multitudes and left a lasting impression upon all–yet he had deep and meaningful relationships with only a few individuals in his life, and the events associated with these persons were meant to be a guiding light for the world in the generations to come. This was like Lord Rama who is remembered for his interactions with Kewat the boatman, Bhilnee, Hanuman, Sugreeva and a few others or like Krishna who is remembered for his interactions with Radheji, Draupadi, Arjuna, and the Pandavas; or Lord Christ who is remembered for his interaction with his twelve disciples and a few others.
Indeed whenever God comes upon earth he is in a finite human body and therefore can interact with only a few persons on the physical plane. Yet these interactions are meaningful because from them stem episodes full of spiritual truths that guide humanity for ages.