In a village, there lived a Pandit. Despite being well-versed in all Scriptures and knowing everything he was very poor and didn’t have a house. Even getting meals for a day was very difficult for him and his clothes were worn out.
Pandit used to beg for his meals, “Please give me Alms.” by going from house to house. On seeing his worn out clothes most of people used to think that he is mad and shut the door. Because of this he hadn’t got anything to eat for days.
However one day he got new clothes which were given to him by a rich man. Wearing those new cloth he went to be for alms as before.
Today, for the very first home he went, the householder invited him inside with great respect, “Sir please come in and have food in our house.” Pandit went inside and sat down to eat. Householder served him with varieties of Soup, Meals, Vedas and Sweet food to eat.
Having prayed first, Pandit took a sweet in his hand and began to feed it to his new cloths saying, “Eat, Eat.”
On seeing this the householder was surprised and was not able to understand the activity of pandit. So he asked, “Pandit ji cloths don’t eat. right? Then why are you offering food tot he clothes?”
Pandit answered, “Indeed because of this new clothes you offered me food today. Yesterday itself you asked me to go away when I asked for food. Since I got this food due to these clothes, I am grateful to them and that’s why I am feeding them.”
Listening to his householder was little ashamed of himself.
Never Judge Anyone by Their Outlook.