Shriji Maharaj demonstrated in the satsang the miracle of trance
through Swamishri. The first trance was experienced by Acharya
Radharaman prasad when he was having darshan of the idol of Harikrishna
Maharaj in the Sarangpur temple. Maharaj gave him, in trance,
the handkerchief which the priest had placed in the hand of the
idol of Maharaj. And there was also a bright illumination in the
sacrificial altar which was witnessed by everyone from a long
distance. Shortly, thereafter, three balls of light appeared from
which all could have the darshan of Shriji Maharaj, Gunatitanand
Swami and Gopalanand Swami Thereafter, these images disappeared
When Swamishri was at Sarangpur, Odhavjibhai of Botad went there
for his darshan. He experienced great mental tranquillity by listening
to Swamishri's preachings. After sometime he returned to his room.
Here too, however, wherever he cast his eyes, be it the temple
or the rest room, he noticed saints and devotees assembling in
groups of five or six engaged in religious discussions. Nowhere
did he hear anyone indulging in worldly talks, or petty talks
involving calumny, malice or vices of others. Everyone was engaged
in discourses relating to God and the satsang. Thinking about
the profound impact Swamishri had on the saints and the devotees,
he realised Swamishri's pre-eminence and returned to Botad.
From Sarangpur Swamishri went to Navagam. Gandhiji's Dandi march
had also reached there at that time. Gandhiji had also heard about
the saintly qualities of Swamishri. Hence, he wished to meet him.
He invited Swamishri to meet him. Accordingly, Swamishri met him.
With great humility Gandhiji requested Swamishri "Swamiji,
if you give us your blessings, our mission may succeed."
Swamishri replied: "This Jogi Swami will hereafter count
the beads of the rosary so that the country may become independent
through your efforts. Your mission will succeed provided you follow
the course of religion and righteousness, and God will be with
you." Gandhiji was pleased with these blessing. Swamishri
returned to his place. At the behest of Swamishri, kind-hearted
Yogi Swami daily counted the beads of his rosary, praying for
the independence of the country; and by virtue of his devotion,
God made the country free.