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While Shri Nathji was at Allahabad he had an inclination to go and give his darshan to Mahatma Sita Ram Sharan who had his hermitage at Chirakoot, which was at a short distance from Allahabad.
Mahatma Sita Ram Sharan had recognised Shri Nathji to be Lord Rama at the confluence of the rivers, the Triveni, during the days of the Kumbh Mela at Allahabad in 1942, and had thereafter become his, forever, and lived only to meditate upon him day and night. He had visited Shri Nathji at Mussoorie at Shadi Bhavan. It had been his fervent desire that Shri Nathji come to his hermitage at Chitrakoot one day.
Shri Nathji never made any plans in advance like the people of the world. His plans were spontaneous and on the spur of the moment. He was an ocean, subject to his own tidal waves, which came and disappeared as he willed. These waves were dictated by the desires of those who prayed to him.
Sweetie Chopra had become so attached to Shri Nathji that he could not even think of Shri Nathji leaving Allahabad at any time. He would dread the very thought of Shri Nathji going away. Shri Nathji had become his very life and soul and he felt that he could not live without him.
When Shri Nathji mentioned going to Chitrakoot, he agreed but only on the condition that he would drive Shri Nathji to Chitrakoot and back himself. He was afraid that Shri Nathji might go away if allowed the use of his own car with his own driver! Victor had been set back to attend to his job at Delhi and Shri Nathji was without a driver at the time.
And thus Shri Nathji, Mateshwari, Pran Nath and Priya Nath, and Shyam Lal began their journey to Chitrakoot with Sweetie behind the wheel of the car. Evening turned to night, but Chirakoot was nowehere in sight. Sweetie had made a mistake and taken a turn into a dirt road that eventually led nowhere. And thus Shri Nathji and the others returned back to Allahabad, their mission to reach Chirakoot unaccomplished. Perhaps this was to be Shri Nathji’s leela on the worldly plane.
When Mahatma Chitrakoot heard about this attempted trip of Shri Nathji later he was filled with great grief:
“ O Lord, Thou made such a long trip and subjected Thy delicate body to such trouble for a nacheez – a nothing– like me! Perhaps it was not in my destiny to have Thy holy darshan again. Please grant me salvation so that when I leave the world I shall come to Thee! I have nothing more to ask of Thee.”
In the months that followed, Shri Nathji sent a photograph of himself to Mahatma Sita Ram Sharan by post. Mahatma Sita Ram Sharan had been asking for it since a long time. Immediately after he had got Shri Nathji’s photograph, Mahatma Sita Ram Sharan left the world, Shri Nathji’s picture clasped to his bosom and Shri Nathji’s name on his lips.