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Priya Nath had two Indian friends at Harvard–one, a certain Satish Shirali whose general attitude in life seemed to be disposed to frivolity, and the other, a certain Shah, who appeared to be greatly spiritually inclined. The two came to Shri Nathji. Priya Nath was worried lest the more frivolous minded of the two not pay proper attention to Shri Nathji’s words.
As Shri Nathji began speaking, it became apparent that his divine flow of words went out towards Shirali, and that the latter was all too receptive. Shah, on the other hand, had become like a vessel upside down which could not be filled. This was one of Shri Nathji’s marvels, to reach out to receptive souls no matter what their outward physical garb appeared to be. It was thus that he had converted many an atheist.
Shri Nathji had often said: “It is raining. There are two glasses in the rain. One is upright and the other is upside down. The one that is upright will be filled with the rain, while the one that is upside down will remain empty.”