There was a Pundit in the village.

He was well-versed in all Scriptures.

He knew everything, but, he was poor.

He did not have a house.

He used to get his meals also with great difficulties.

Even his clothes were very much worn out.

So, the Pundit used to beg for his meals.

He went from House-to-House begging.

“Please give me alms”.

On seeing his old clothes many people were thinking that he is mad.

So, saying “Go Away” they shut the door. For many days he did not even eat.

Once somehow he obtained new clothes.

A rich man gave those clothes to the Pundit.

Wearing those new clothes he went to beg as before.

To the very first house he went, the householder said, “Sir, please come in. Please have your food in our house”.

Saying thus, with great respect, he took the Pundit inside for food.

The Pundit sat down to eat.

Varieties of soups, Sweet meats, Vedas, and Sweet foods were served for  eating.

Having prayed first, the Pundit took a sweetmeat with his hand and began to feed his new clothes saying, “Eat, eat!”

On seeing that all the householders were surprised and were not able to understand.

So, they asked thus, “The clothes do not eat right? Then why O, Great Pundit, do you offer food to the clothes?”

Then that Pundit answered thus, “Indeed because of this new clothes you
offered me food today. Yesterday itself in this very house you asked me to go
away. Since I obtained food due to these clothes, I am grateful to them. That
is why I am feeding them.” The householders were a little ashamed.


Never judge anyone by their outward look.

Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, a Life Patron and an Initiated Devotee being in ISKCON for nearly three decades, serves anonymously to avoid Prominence and crowd as an insignificant, Humble and Neutral Servant for all the devotees of Krishna! He promotes Social media forums and this blog-website as e-satsangha (e-forums) blessed with Lakhs of followers, to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems of the devotees since 2011! He writes friendly and practical tips to practice devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He dedicates all the glories and credits to his Guru and Krishna.

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