Ghanshyam Bestowed Sight
It was the auspicious day of Ekadasi, so Dharmadev got ready to
go for a bath "Shravan Pond." Ghanshyam and Vashram Tarvadi
also went with him. Everyone had taken a bath while remebering God.
A saint was sitting under the Banyan tree on the bank of the pond.
Beside the saint, there were four blind men. They were pleading
to the saint, "Please give us sight and we shall be obliged
toyou forever." The saint replied, "If you give me money,
I will use my powers." The blind men asked themselves, "How
can we possibly have money!" The blind men were shocked that
the saint was forcing them to bring money. The blind men complained,
"God, O God! It is difficult for us to have a decent meal,
how are we supposed to get the money the saint has asked for?"
Dharmadev, upon hearing the fate of the four blind men, felt pity
for them. He asked himself, "But what can I do!" So he
found himself watching without being able to help.
Ghanshyam also felt bad for the four blind men. He told his father,
"How can they be happy if they can not see? The blind men asked
a lot of the saint and the saint's greediness kept them from getting
what they needed.
Ghanshyam proclaimed let's go there and console them. Dharmadev
said, "They will be very fortunate if they are enlightened
in anyway." Ghanshyam with his friends and uncle approached
and said sweetly, "Why doesn't the saint restore your sight?"
The blind men replied, "We entreated him a lot, but he ask
for money from us. How can we have money? We have neither money
nor power to see." One of them explained that the saint is
great sorcerer. He has the strength and power to do anything. However,
the saint only uses his powers if he is given a lot of money. He
asks of us to provide him with money, yet we can hardly feed ourselves.
Ghanshyam had pity upon them and asked them, "What will he
make you see?" He contined and said, "Come on, I will
restore their your sight." After having said this, he touched
his soft hand to their eyes. They got sight. THey were extremely
surprised. They could not find the words to express their joy.
They fell down on his lotus feet and said in a voice filled with
emothion "O God! You have showered your blessings upon us.
You are God. Having your vision we are lucky."
The saint soon arrived and felt ashamed. Ghansyam said in the end,
"Work hard, Don't beg and be happy with yourself working."
Answer the following questions.
- Who were with Dharmadev, when he went
- Where did they go for bath?
- What did they see while bathing?
- How did Ghanshyam avoid the power of saint?
- What did the blind man feel after getting
their vision of Ghanshyam?
- What moral did Ghanshyam teach in the
The saint was sitting under the __________
tree. (Banyan, Christmas, Oak) __________ blind men were sitting there
with the saint. (Five, Four, One hundred one) The blind men __________
God, O God! How unlucky we are! (Explained, Complained, Laughed)
Select the proper word from bracket and fill in the blanks.