yoga and demonstrated now and then. His proficiency was of high order in Dhauti
- a kind of yogic practice of disgorging the intestines and hanging them up on
the branches of trees to dry after washing. Many witnessed this spectacular
feet. Besides, his supreme skill in Khanda yoga too struck terror into the minds
of spectators. Once a stranger, who entered the Dwarakamai in the night was
horrified to see Baba's limbs separated and strewn in different places, like
head in one corner, limbs in another and trunk in the middle. Above all, he used
to fall into trance now and then lasting for not hours but days. Once he entered
into samadhi, and after three days he returned to normal state, as promised. But
it created a great furore; for, the asramites were abused for keeping his corpse
for more than a day, mistaking his trance for death. This display enthralled
even the septics. Hence he was deemed and adored as prataksha daivam.
was impossible to him. Impossibilities bent their heads and carried out his
bidding. Even the elements and planets too. Such extra-ordinary events deified
him and people went to him in and out of the day for everything and anything.
They were never deserted. Listen! It so happened, one night there descended a
with blinding lightning and deafening thunders. All on a sudden. People started
running helter sketlter, wailing and shouting. All the panic got concentrated at
the portal of Dwarakamai, their sure safe refuge. No sooner did the
heart-rending cries of the afflicted fell on his ears.