Please know that caste is of no importance..
It is the virtue that is most important and prized .
This is why I say ….
Even River Cauvery cannot clean me completely.
But this man’s touch can purify me.
That’s why I lean on him when I return from the river.
Villi, my child ….. please teach these people how to love.”
Pillai Uranga Villidasan was a favorite disciple to Swamy Ramanuja .He became very close to his Master so rare that was his piety though belonged to a lower caste he had privileges conferred upon him .
Very often Swamy Ramanuja was seen returning from Kaveri leaning on the shoulders of Swamy MudaliAndaan and Villidasan .
A brahmana is unclean before bath and clean after a bath and the disciples watching were curious with their Masters way why they had not changed places while accompanying Swamy Ramanuja .
They took courage to question their Master for an explanation.
Swamy condescended to them saying , my children !
Have you not heard that learning , riches and high birth swell a fool with pride , but adorn the wise man ?
This man our villidasan is utterly destitute of this three fold vice but we are not .
Hence he is fit enough…
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