Laxmiji Came to Play
Hereafter, Bhaktimata was teaching Ghanshyam how to walk. She led
him here and there by letting him grip her finger. He began to walk
when supported by her finger. One day, Bhaktimata went outside walking
with Ghanshyam. Then she remembered something she had to do so she
went inside leaving Ghanshyam there all alone, smiling and starting
at the sky.
Meanwhile Laxmiji was passing across the sky. She saw Ghanshyam
all alone outside. So she told her friend, "Look, today we
habe a good opportunity to play with Ghanshyam since he is all alone."
In no time she formerly made up a plan and said to her friend, "You
should turn in the form of a sparrow and sit at the door of Dharmadev's
house in front of Ghanshyam. Don't fly until he comes to catch you
and when he is just about to, fly away quickly. Then sit nearby
and make him keep running after you. I will see you playing with
him by standing behind the wall.
Ghanshyam was still sitting down. A sparrow soon came there flying
and sat at the door, where he could easily see it. He looked at
it. He prolonged his arms and grabbled it. It perplexity fluttered
its wings but his grip was too tight to escape from. When it felt
that there was no way it could escape, it shrilled loudly.
Bhaktimata arrived soon as saw what was happening. She became sensitive
for if a sparrow strikes Ghansham with its sharp beak, Ghanshyam
might bleed. Therefore, she got it freed from his grip. But suddenly,
two ladies appeard there and bowed to him with folded hands and
humbly one of them entereated him. "O God! forgive me. I was
ordered by Laxmiji to do so. I wanted to play with you and she intended
to watch you playing. I am very sorry that my pecking has struck
your tender hand. Bhaktimata was massaging his hand softly. He was
pleased by jer supplication. He, after getting his hands released
from to give chance ofr his service. God told her, "See me
in Kathiya was. I will accept you. Hearing this boon, she became
glad flew away in the sky.
Answer the following questions.
- Who desired to play with Ghanshyam?
- What plan did Laximiji make?
- In whose grip was the sparrow?
- How many ladies came there?
- What did laxmiji request from Ghanshyam?