Annadhanam & King Karna
Mahabharata, the great Indian epic, tells the story of king Karna. He was a renowned philanthropist known for donating money, gold and land, but not food. After death, Karna travelled to Swarga(heaven). To satiate his hunger, he realised that he had to suck his index finger when asked for food. Upon enquiring, when a starving stranger approached him, Karna had used his index finger to point at the place where food was. Food is the only charity that motivates the receiver into claiming that he is satisfied. Other acts of charity are likely never to satiate a person.