Narendra’s father died. He was penniless, had no job, not able to feed his family. He saw mother and brothers remained hungry or sometimes ate once a day.
Narendra (Swamiji) was wandering into the jungles and was frustrated, annoyed with his life. He was so much distressed that when he saw a tiger, instead of protecting himself and running away, he wanted to get eaten by the tiger. He thought that at least his body might be of some use to the tiger to fill up latter’s hunger. But instead of eating Swamiji, the tiger went away quietly.
Later when swamiji was asked about the incident, he said that may be God did not want him to get eaten by tiger but serve the people.