Posted on

People who had been concerned about Shri Nathji’s safety and security in Mussoorie prevailed upon him to get a gun, which could be kept by a chowkidar at the gate of his house. There was Rana Jagat Prakash Bir Jang at Mussoorie who made efforts to get a suitable gun for Shri Nathji from the armoury of Maharaja Tehri, but could not find one that he liked. He was finally able to find a double-barrelled gun, which he presented to Shri Nathji.
Shri Nathji punctiliously maintained the license of the gun and renewed it himself. There would be the odd moments when Shri Nathji would hold the gun in his own hand while getting the license renewed at the Magistrate’s office. This was because Shri Nathji had read the law, which said that only the owner of a gun was allowed to hold it. Shri Nathji would not allow a devotee or a servant to carry the gun for him. The gun remained inside his house all the time, save for the days when the license had to be renewed.
Shri Nathji was very particular about observing every tenet of the law, and would frequently say to people: “Hameshaan Law ke andar raihnaa chaahiye. Always remain within the law!”
Shri Nathji had always said that a temporary world had temporary laws that demanded respect.