Miracle of Trance
From Chhapaiya, Dharmadev arrived in Ayodhya and lived on "Barhatta"
Street. Ghanshyam liked to play with monkeys on the street and teasing
One day he was dining with his father and mother was serving food.
Meanwhile an old monkey came jumping and took away a "loaf"
from Ghanshyam's dish. Ghanshyam tried to stand up but his father
stopped him and said, "Perhaps, it was not in our faith."
The monkey climbed up the tree and sat down on a branch. It started
eating the load, looking at Ghanshyam. Ghanshyam gave it a scornful
look at it. SOon the monkey felt the trance (Samadhi). The load
was in its hands. Ghanshyam transfixed the monkey on the branch
with his divine sight. It became chance to see a status. So all
had show of Samadhi. Some boys threw stones at it, but the monkey
did not move at all and sat unmoved for two days.
The following day, Dharmadev told Ghanshyam, "how long will
you make it sit like that? It is a servant of Lord Ram. Let it be
freed." So Ghanshyam brought it out from Samadhi by a weird
effect. The monkey moved and came down and ran away. All greatly
were joyful at seeing this and believed Ghanshyam's God.
Answer the following questions.
- What did Ghanshyam like in Ayodhya?
- What did monkey take away from Ghanshyam's
- Why did people gather to see there?
- How long did Ghanshyam make the monkey
be in a trance?