|God Krishna had
in his student days a classmate, who was very poor. His name was Sudama.
Krishna became king of Dwaraka later on.
Sudama remained a poor householder. He had many children.
He was, however, a good-loving man.
Everyday Sudama went out singing bhajans in the
streets. People gave him handfuls of rice. He came home and gave the rice to his wife. She
cooked it. Sudama first offered the food of God. Next he gave part of it to his guests.
Then he fed his children. The husband and wife ate what remained.
Sudama never stored food for the next day. He was sure God
would feed him everyday, as He had always fed him.
When the children grew up, the alms Sudama brought were not
enough. On some days they had to go without food.