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When Shri Nathji was young, he had composed the following verse on the moth and the flame – the shamaa and the parvaanaa, which would cause people to exclaim with ecstasy.

Kirm ke, parvaanaa ke, par vaa naa hon to kyaa kare
Shauke shamaa men hee jaltaa jaaye aur parvaa-naa ho!

If the wings of a moth be not free, what must it do?
Burn it must, in the flame of its Love, and be without a care!

Shri Nathji had played with the word parvaana, which meant a moth. He broke it into three pieces, par-vaa-naa, which meant: wings not free. And later he used it as parvaa-naa, meaning: without a care.
If the lover cannot reach his Beloved, then he must burn in isolation, in the fire of his love itself. The Beloved of the moth is the flame. But if the wings of the moth be tied, and it cannot reach the flame, then it must burn in the fire, the flame, of its own Love and thus find fulfilment.
It was thus that Shri Nathji showed the way to the lover of God. If he cannot reach God because he is a captive of the world, then he must feel God within himself in the fire of his love for God. In an apparent separation he must see a union, as he merges himself in God, who resides within his heart.