CASTE VERSUS VIRTUE …. Swamy Ramanuja’s lesson to disciples…

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Pillai Uranga Villidasan  was  a favourite 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 .

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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 .

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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 wiseman ?  

This  man our villidasan  is utterly destitute of this three fold vice but we are not .

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Hence he is fit…

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