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Shri Nathji had once said to his devotees:
“Do you know what thought is going to enter next in your mind? No. But I know. I know of all the thoughts in your mind, past or present, or those, which are to come in the future! I do not let you know, because then no one would come before me!”

“Aapko maalum hai ke agle kshann men aap ke man men kyaa khyaal aane vaalaa hai? Main jaantaa hoon. Magar bataataa iss liye naheen ke kal ko koyi bhee mere saamne naheen aayegaa!

There was a time when he had been angry with Shyam Lal Kasera and Shyam Lal had said: “But Huzoor, I never had such a thought in my mind. Huzoor ye baat to mere dil men naheen thhee!”
And Shri Nathji had said: “Kyaa pataa yehi baat aane vaali ho! Who knows, maybe that was the thought that was going to enter next in your mind! By chiding you just now I prevented that thought from entering your mind.”

Deedaao daanist hai naadaan bane baithe hain
Shaane Subhaan hai insaan bane baithe hain

He is All-Knowing, but pretends ignorance,
He is God in all His Glory, but pretends to be man.

Mateshwari had wished that the large number of surplus clothes of the children, which they had worn but once in their childhood, and which occupied a lot of space in the house, be sold or given away. Huntley was entrusted with the task of selling them, and he took two large suitcases filled with the clothes – and disappeared, never to be seen again. The clothes were quite valuable and would have fetched a tidy sum to the man. It was discovered later that he had gone to the homes of the teachers at Vincent Hill School and sold many of the clothes there. Manley was aghast and worried lest this lead to criminal investigations, and wrote a very soft letter to Shri Nathji, but Shri Nathji never reported the matter to the police. He was, however, saddened at Huntley’s betrayal, the more so because he had always treated him like a son.
In later days Huntley’s wife visited Shri Nathji and Mateshwari and complained about Huntley and said he was an inveterate thief. She recollected how Shri Nathji had been good enough to allow Huntley to go home to his wife and live with her, and how Huntley had never gone there.
Shri Nathji had known all along that Huntley was not a trustworthy man but he had merely played his manushya leela to perfection, playing the part that he was intended to play in the life of Huntley. In later years Huntley was ever to regret the betrayal of so loving and so noble a master as Shri Nathji.