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At the time that Shri Nathji came to the house at Sarvodya Enclave, there was a very young girl aged about 12 years who would come to sweep the house. Her name was Bimla.
She would draw little figures on the dust, on the doors of the cars standing in the driveway, and often write; “Jai Shri Nathji” on them.
She had acquired a faith in Shri Nathji which was so strong that it was the envy of many a devotee. She would keep Shri Nathji’s portrait in her home and pray to it for any kind of need. Very soon other members of her family, and later the entire village where she lived, began to have great faith in Shri Nathji and many began keeping pictures of Shri Nathji in their homes.
Her major concern was always Shri Nathji’s health and welfare. She was a silent observer at Shri Nathji’s home, who saw how Shri Nathji gave freely of his time to all, at all hours of the day and night, and how people exploited him and did very little for him in return. She would term all such people as selfish, and speak of the selfless love of Shri Nathji towards everyone, and how he was sacrificing his health and comfort to give peace and happiness to others.
In later years there came a time when she was to be married. As soon as Shri Nathji found out about her marriage, she asked Veeran Devi and Mrs. Bahl to make all the arrangements for the girl, to bring clothes and gifts and fruits and whatever else was necessary for her.
On the day she was to be married, she came to Shri Nathji’s house in the morning, and Shri Nathji went to bid her farewell to the gate of his house as if he were giving his daughter away in marriage.
On that day, as he bade farewell to the little girl, Shri Nathji had tears in his eyes. Indeed, Shri Nathji was love personified.
Bimla never forgot that gesture of Shri Nathji. She was blessed with a husband who worked in a regular office.
There came a time in later days when Bimla began working in a foreigner’s home at Vasant Vihar in Delhi. When the child of the foreigner became very ill, and could not be cured by the doctors, she placed a photograph of Shri Nathji next to the child’s bed, and the child was miraculously cured! The foreigners were so moved that they even came to her home on her birthday to sing happy birthday to her.
As Shri Nathji had willed, her husband took her away from the life of sweeping. In later days she even came to have a large-sized home of their own, and her children went to convent schools. Bimla always said this was due to the Grace of Shri Nathji upon her and her family. She knew of no other God in the world.
Shri Nathji would often say:
“Perhaps Bimla is the Bhilnee mentioned in the Ramayana!”
Bhilnee was the woman of a lower caste who invited Lord Rama to her home, and then fed him berries-‘ber’ after sucking them in her own mouth, so that they would not turn out to be sour.