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While Shri Nathji was still in Delhi in January 1963, he wished to meet Dr. Radhakrishnan so that he could personally give him a letter he had written to Chairman Mao Tse Tung of China. The situation between India and China was still tense, and the armies were gathered in large numbers at the borders. Any moment there could be another conflagration.
Shri Nathji, along with Mateshwari and Priya Nath, met Dr. Radhakrishnan in New Delhi. The President gave them a warm welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He was in bed with influenza at the time, and met Shri Nathji and his family in his bedroom.
Shri Nathji’s face carried a divine glow at the time, which was seen reflected on Mateshwari’s features as well. He presented Dr. Radhakrishnan his book: “Daivi Kirne”, which had been printed at Allahabad and contained 365 Thoughts for Peace of Mind. Dr. Radhakrishnan took the book and raised it to his forehead with reverence.
For a while Mateshwari spoke to him on the war with China, and said rather innocently: You are the President of India. You can do anything! And Dr. Radhakrishnan smiled and said: You are imagining things!
Shri Nathji then gave him the letter he had written to Mao-Tse-Tung. The situation was still uneasy at the time, and people were in fear. In all probability the letter never reached Mao-Tse Tung, addressed as it was by a citizen of India to the Chinese Head of State. Albeit, it was the letter of a very uncommon citizen – God.
Shri Nathji had penned down his thoughts on paper and these would be carried across the continent on the strength of his divine waves. He had done his duty on the human plane and given the letter to the President of India. It was a symbolic presentation of divine power to India.
Shri Nathji had often said:
“Two nations quarrel over a piece of land. Each says it is mine. But God looks down upon them and smiles: ‘The land belongs to neither of them. It belongs to Me.’”
It must have been a novel experience for Shri Nathji to see India and China clashing over territory that was actually His.
Shri Nathji gave his blessings to Dr. Radhakrishnan and took his leave. The ailing President appeared energised, and sprang out of bed and escorted Shri Nathji and his family to the elevator. He stood with folded hands at the doors of the elevator. It was the last glimpse he was to have of Shri Nathji.
When Shri Nathji was in London some time later, Dr. Radhakrishnan wrote to him: I am glad to know you are abroad, doing your work.
Dr. Radhakrishnan had arrived in London for an eye operation, but unfortunately Shri Nathji could not meet him then.
Shri Nathji always had a very high regard for Dr. Radhakrishnan, and often described him as a genuine saint.
In the years that followed, when the news of the passing away of Dr. Radhakrishnan was conveyed to Shri Nathji, he was grieved and said: A light has gone out, leaving the world in greater darkness. His soul was not that of a mere intellectual or a philosopher, but of a rishi or maharishi or a mahatma of a very high order.