R04. HIS ORTHODOX WIFE

a poem by Rajaram Ramachandran, India - poetry writer, author, poet

SRI RAMANUJA

Ramanuja found his wife,
Not matching to suit his life,
As she went against his views
On diluting the orthodox rules.

When the invitee had his food,
She felt to serve him wasn’t good,
As he was an untouchable guest,
Who came from a lower caste.

With a long stick she removed
The leftover leaf, not by her hand,
In order to clean up the pollution
Made by this unfamiliar situation.

She then cleaned up that place
With cow dung without a trace
Of any pollution that was left
Behind by this low-caste guest.

Ramanuja became so sad
He thought it was very bad
To treat the invited guest
Just like an unclean dust.

He took up with her then
For her disgusting action,
As he treated all people alike
Without showing any dislike.

Her way of life was like this,
As she followed her parents,
Who were strict in their lives,
Observing such orthodox rules.

But why Ramanuja became
So liberal minded to welcome
Anyone unmindful of caste,
May be it was a divine test.

It was for these reasons,
He became so famous,
That in the spiritual world
A long leading life he lived.

No wonder even if he had lived,
For 120 years in this world,
For this long period of his age,
It was to serve the humanity at large.






R03. A DEVOTEE KANCHIPURNA
SRI RAMANUJA
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