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Once during the rainy season there was such a torrential storm that Kuresa was unable to go out and beg, and so he and his wife were fasting for the day. Kuresa was completely undisturbed by hun¬ger, but Andal, who was always  absorbed in serv¬ing her husband, was very unhappy to see him without food. Within her mind she began to pray to Lord Rahganatha that He might provide something for His devotee Kuresa. A short while later there was a knock at  the door, and one of the priests from the temple was admitted carrying a plate of mahd'prasdda that he had brought as a gift for them.When the priest had left, Kuresa inquired from his wife, "Did you ask Lord Rahganatha to provide  for us? Why else would he send such opulent food¬stuffs, the taste of which may reawaken our mate¬rial desires?After Andal had sorrowfully confessed what she had done, Kuresa instructed her, "It is not our busi¬ness to make the  Lord our servant. What has al¬ready been done cannot be helped, but please never do such a thing again.Having said this, he ate a small portion of the mahd'prasdda and asked his wife to honor the rest.