In the Samvat Year 1869, there was a severe drought in Kathiawad. In order to lessen the consequent burden, Maharaj sent Muktanand Swami to Surat with a group of two hundred sadhus. Gunatitanand Swami was also included in this group. Somebody had tied a monkey in the ruins just opposite the lodging of the sadhu. Everybody's attention was naturally drawn towards that monkey due to its incessant movements.
One night, whilst giving a discourse, Muktanand Swami addressed all the sadhu, "Look, how vagrant are our senses! They always beguile us. There is no need for us to look there, but there is hardly anyone among us who has not seen that monkey. If there is anybody, please stand up." Everyone was astonished when they listened to Muktanand Swami. Only Gunatitanand Swami stood up with folded hands from amongst the two hundred sadhus.
Seeing this, Muktanand Swami was also surprised and he said, "Oh! You are the only one amongst this group who could control his instincts. Even I once looked at that monkey." But Swami could do it because he constantly looked inward and there was nothing in his heart, except the murti of Maharaj. Muktanand Swami was all praise for this brahmic state of Swami.