His Infinite Love
After his heart attack in 1971, Maharaj Ji’s physicians put many restrictions on his satsang activities. When Maharaj Ji visited Indore for satsang, Dr. T.N. Mathur accompanied him. Mr. K.L. Khanna, the Dera Secretary at that time, had requested Dr. Mathur to look after Maharaj Ji’s health and not to allow him to conduct more than one initiation session per day.
Maharaj Ji had set aside two days for initiation, and his next programme after the Indore satsang was also fixed. But when the initiation started, it was discovered that the number of applicants was larger than expected and could be completed only in four sittings, not in two. When Maharaj Ji came to know of the situation, he said, “I would not like to disappoint the village people who are too poor to bear the expenses of travelling to the Dera.” So he decided to give two sittings daily and finish the initiation within the scheduled period of two days.
Dr. Mathur, hearing of Maharaj Ji’s decision, protested, saying, “In consideration of your recent heart attack, I earnestly beg of you not to hold two sittings a day.”
Maharaj Ji listened patiently and replied in a tone of kindness and love, “Doctor Sahib, when a fisherman throws gram (small roasted chick peas) in the water to attract fish into his net, if the fish gather in large numbers, he does not then refuse to pull in the net, saying that it is too heavy. This he should have realized when he threw the gram into the water. Now he has no option but to haul in the entire load. Now there is no way but to initiate these souls. Do not worry, I will be all right. Doing the Great Master’s work never tires me. I am happy to do my duty.”
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