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Whenever Shri Nathji or Mateshwari spoke to each other they would address one another with the words: “Main keyaa!” in Punjabi, which meant literally, “ I say,” but was simply a mode of address which a husband and wife frequently used for each other in the Punjab. Pran Nath and Priya Nath could not understand what the words meant and thought that their “Mo” and “Pitiji” were both named: “Main keyaa!”
Shri Nathji and Mateshwari always spoke in Punjabi to each other; however they would always speak in Hindustani to the children. A result of this was, that although the boys could understand every word of spoken Punjabi, they never learnt to speak in Punjabi, and thus became typical residents of the Hindi speaking state of U.P. where Mussoorie was located.
Both, Pran Nath and Priya Nath, would always say that Shri Nathji had very “buggoo” – cute looking hands. For the rest, they remained mostly shy of their father and rarely spoke to him. Most of their interaction was with Mateshwari, who fed them, dressed them, sent them to school and even helped with their school work.
Shri Nathji left the children to themselves and rarely asked them anything about their school or studies or friends. They were completely independent to do whatever they liked. Shri Nathji imposed no disciplines on them, and indeed never even once in his life ever “ordered” them to do anything.
Least of all did he ever ask them to believe that he was God. It was a recognition that came to the children all by itself from within. It was as if they had been born with this knowledge. Shri Nathji had sent them to a convent school knowing full well of the Christian indoctrination that would be given them. However the boys never converted to Christianity even though they had great respect for Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary. Part of the reason why Christianity did not attract the boys was the attitude of the nuns in the convent itself. Had the nuns practised love and forgiveness, perhaps they would have been more successful in converting people to Christianity. In contrast Shri Nathji was an ocean of Love. Anyone who came to him found the rest of the world insipid. He could never even dream of leaving Shri Nathji.
Shri Nathji had always said that there were some ‘nitya mukt’ souls – souls that were eternally in salvation – who chose to be born upon earth whenever the Avatar of God entered the world. These souls had but one purpose in life–to be part of the leela of the Avatar, and to share in his joys and travails. Pran Nath and Priya Nath were two such souls.