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Sudama, Karmic debt and friendship - Shri Krishna - Ch. 26

BY Mr Shiv Sagar February 11,2017
Sudama, Karmic debt and friendship - Shri Krishna - Ch. 26

On his wife Vasundhara’s insistence, Sudama went to the king’s court. The king asked him to sing a song. Sudama started singing a bhajan. At this, the king got very angry and punished him. After getting hurt, Sudama returned home and his wife told him to leave his ideology behind and be practical for once.

She told him, “On my insistence, you could go to the court of an amorous king, then why can’t you go to Krishna? Shri Krishna is God and you are his devotee, why should a devotee feel ashamed to go to his God?” Sudama’s wife gave him a handful of rice to gift to Krishna and Sudama left for Dwarka with the rice.

"She told him, “On my insistence, you could go to the court of an amorous king, then why can’t you go to Krishna? Shri Krishna is God and you are his devotee, why should a devotee feel ashamed to go to his God?”

Sudama doubted whether the guards of the palace of Dwarka would allow him to meet Krishna and the second thing was whether Krishna would recognize him or not. With this thought running in his head, Sudama marched towards Dwarka. Sudama was very tired, hungry and thirsty. Shri Krishna met him on his way in the guise of Murli Manohar to support him.He asked Sudama to have some food. He served food on a leaf, and Sudama remembered his hungry family and got up without eating.

He thought that when his children were hungry, how he could eat this food? Just then a miracle happened. Sudama’s friend Chakradhar went to Sudama’s house with food but his wife refused to take it as she knew that Chakradhar had gotten that food by flattering the amorous king and so she could not accept it.

Just then a miracle happened: the nearby state king, on the birth of a baby boy, had issued the order to give food to all the Brahmin families around the state. With this, ten days’ supply of food was sent to Sudama’s house. Sudama was satisfied when he heard this and so he had his food with Murli Manohar.

"Sudama was very tired, hungry and thirsty. Shri Krishna met him on his way in the guise of Murli Manohar to support him. He asked Sudama to have some food. He served food on a leaf, and Sudama remembered his hungry family and got up without eating. He thought that when his children were hungry, how he could eat this food?"

Sudama and Murli Manohar rested in a cave that night. Murli Manohar played lovely flute music and started singing love songs. Sudama asked him to sing songs praising Krishna rather than singing love songs. Shri Krishna explained to him the meaning of love, and told him that devotion is truly a great thing, but it should also be done lovingly. Devotion that was done lovingly was always successful.

"Murli Manohar played lovely flute music and started singing love songs. Sudama asked him to sing songs praising Krishna rather than singing love songs."


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