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The function on the 22nd of June 1953 at Majestic Cinema Theatre was an unusual one. There were the bhaktas of Akola, W.A. Sohni being amongst them; there was Shri Vaid Raj Sudhanwa and his family, there were the old devotees of Lahore, Sohan Lal Khosla being amongst them; there was Justice Raghubar Dayal and other members of the bar and judiciary intermingled with the gentry and common folk of Mussoorie.
Shri Nathji gave a brilliant lecture at the Majestic Theatre. His theme was: “A relationship with God”. As his voice resounded in the hall, its echoes entered deep down into the souls of his listeners:
Have we established any relationship with God, or are we living in this world without even giving a thought to Him?
Shri Nathji gave the example of a man who entered into a house and began enjoying the things of the house without knowing who the owner of the house was, and compared the situation to the existence of man on earth.
After his speech, several members of the elated audience, amongst which were lawyers and intellectuals like Shri W.A. Sohni, rushed forward with a rickshaw for him.
Despite Shri Nathji’s protests, they began pulling the rickshaw to Shri Nathji’s residence, Savitri Nivas, on top of the hill.
Shri Nathji laughed:
My position in the rickshaw is that of a child in a perambulator!
Shri Nathji’s neighbour, Maharaja Sarila, saw the interesting sight and said to the people pulling the rickshaw:
Do allow Shri Nathji to walk as well! It will be good for his health! Swamiji ko paidal bhee to chalne do!”
After having reached Shri Nathji to his destination, the devotees said:
Sir, we want our wages, our mazdoori, for the work we did. We have brought you to your house, and we pray you to carry us to our real destination!
And Shri Nathji said: “Your faith will carry you there!”
The situation was similar to the one in the Ramayana, in which Kewat, the boatman, ferried Rama across the waters of a river, and, in return, asked that Rama carry him across the waters of the Bhavsaagar–the ocean of life and death.