Buddha usually got up before sunrise, took a bath, and then
contemplated on whom to teach. When he found someone ready
to understand and accept the teaching, he would go and teach
that person the same day. After sunrise, the Buddha went to
beg for alms from people in the neighbourhood. Sometimes he
went alone, and sometimes with his monks. Some people also
invited him to their homes to accept offerings. After the
meal, he taught them the Dharma. Then he returned to the monastery.