In the middle of a sentence he abrutly stopped and looked down at the washbasin before him and with a peice of waste paper rescued from drowning a tiny worm that had slipped down the steep wall of the wash basin and was making a vain attempt to wriggle upto safely beyond the rising level of water in the basin.
In his diary that day Gandhiji wrote, " I had darshan of God today.". In one of his personal letters he described the whole incident with the remark," i was speaking to Pyarelal.yarelal was looking up, not down. What made me interrupt my speech and look down at the washbasin in the nick of time to prevent that tiny worm from drowning ? " Simplifying his meaning on another occasion he wrote, "He keeps watching over us while we are asleep.. He gives us strength when all strength seems to have gone. He is that Watchfulness, that Strength."