Kundana Devi was the worthy wife of a worthy
Kundana Devi came from a rich family; when she came to her husband's house, his family
was living in utter poverty; Kundana Devi could not get food to her liking; nor could she
get even a good dress to wear. But the gracious lady did not complain even once either to
her husband or to her parents.
Once Madana Mohana was touched by his wife's unusual patience, generosity and other
graces and said, "You have never at any time said a word about our life of poverty.
And you have never complained to your parents about these matters."
Replied Kundana Devi: What is the use of complaining? My parents will feel sorry and
shed tears. How does that help me? This is my permanent home. You are my God: This house
is a heaven for me because you are affectionate to me. Nothing else do I desire in this
Madam Mohana wanted to attain fame by mastering and interpreting the Bhagavatha as his
father and his grandfather had done. When he informed his mother about it Moona Devi said,
"You know our present plight. Do what you think best."Madam Mohana understood
his mother. He took up employment as a teacher on a salary of forty rupees a month.