This happened seven hundred years ago. Islam religion was already
spreading in some parts of northern Bharat.
On the coast of river Ganga, there was a kingdom ruled by a Muslim
king. (Scholars guess that he might have been Jalaluddin Khilji). He kept a large army
along the coast to guard the kingdom. There were no boats to cross the river. The ruler
was concerned that spies room t e neighboring in u kingdom might enter his province. This
is why such guards were positioned there.
On the other side of the river, there stood a majestic-looking
'sannyasi' (monk) with his followers. The disciples were worried: how to cross the river?
The master understood their concern and gently told them: "Don't be afraid. We are
here to swim across the river of life. Can't you even cross the Ganga? Follow me into the
waters without fear."
The commander of the Muslim State saw them and told his men: "They
must be spies from the neighboring state wearing the garb of monks. We should finish them
off before they reach this shore."
The leader of the monks noted their concern and in a loud voice told
them: "Do not be hasty and drown yourselves. We are only a few in number. Why should
you fear us? We are only coming to see your king and not to fight you."
The soldiers stood surprised. They saw the sannyasi leading his people
boldly through the swirling waters of Ganga safely. Hundreds of swordwielding soldiers