In Jhina’s school in Dhari, two o’clock in the afternoon was time for a half-hour recess before the next class. During this time the students played games like ‘kho-kho’, hide-and-seek, chase-and-catch , and ‘amli-pippli’. Jhina did not like playing games. He liked to pass his time in prayer. When other children played games, Jhina prayed to God in a quiet corner or under a tree.
Other boys often wondered what Jhina was doing. The teachers also asked his friends: “What does Jhina do while others play?”
They replied: “He always meditates during the recess period.”
One day, two teachers saw Jhina while he was meditating under a tree. “Jhina,” they asked, “why don’t you play any games? You meditate on God all the time. If you are not interested in this world, why don’t you become a sadhu?”
Jhina replied confidently, “I will become a sadhu one day.” Saying this, he continued his prayers. How could Jhina’s teachers know at the time that Jhina would really become a sadhu and become famous in many parts of the world?