Shri Nathji often said: God will surely come to those who genuinely hunger after him. Seek and ye shall find! But the desire for God must be genuine, it must be real, and it must be intense.
Intense desire and its fulfilment are one and the same. Every real, intense, desire must find fulfilment.
Shri Nathji often quoted the Vedas where it had been written:
Develop a desire for God
Shri Nathji also warned people time and again that this was the real purpose of their coming into the world, and they must make haste lest time slip them by.
Shri Nathji used to say in chaste Hindi:
Teevr ichhaa aur uski poorti ek hi vastu hai.
“An intense desire and its fulfilment are one and the same.
Someone asked Shri Nathji: Sir, you say that an intense desire and its fulfilment are one and the same–then may I ask you why I cannot see the Sun in the middle of the night when I desire it intensely?
And Shri Nathji replied: It is an invisible law of Nature that every intense desire must find fulfilment. When a man’s eyes open in the morning, he finds the Sun before him. This is because there is a genuine need for light at that time. Eyes that awaken after a night’s sleep desire light–and they get it. But when eyes desire light in the middle of the night, the desire cannot be said to be real or intense, it is an artificial situation. It is not in accordance with the laws of Nature. And hence it is not fulfilled.
This law works when man proceeds towards God-Realisation. It is not a general law that works even when one is going against the laws of Nature, or working with a selfish bent of mind.
Shri Nathji once said: Take the situation of a man who is thirsty. When the thirst is mild, he doesn’t bother to search for water; he might even be preoccupied in reading or meeting friends. But when the thirst becomes very intense he must leave everything and search for water until he gets it. The intense thirst brings him to the point of fulfilment. For as long as the thirst was mild he was away from water, but when the thirst became very intense, he came close to water.
Similarly, for as long as the thirst for God is mild, one remains away from God, but when the thirst becomes intense, one comes close to God. Intense desire takes one to the goal. The means of fulfilment begin to appear before him. He goes from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge.