R06. PLOT TO KILL RAMANUJA

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

SRI RAMANUJA

“God created this entire universe,
But He remains always as a witness,
And doesn’t involve Himself
Until a sufferer prays for relief.

Devotion to a personal God,
Was deep in Ramanuja’s mind,
Which was opposed to the idea,
From the start, of his Guru Yadava

His Guru followed Advaita,
The philosophy of Adi Sankara,
Saying all things come from God
And finally end up with the Lord.

This kind of dualism in the worship,
What Ramanuja openly spoke up,
Went against his theory of monism
That there exists only one Supreme.

So he feared that, one day, Advaita,
May vanish giving room for Dvaita,
That shouldn’t happen in any case,
Against his belief all these years.

Guru thought of only one way,
That was to kill Ramanuja one day,
To save the world from this dualism,
In order to protect the ancient monism.

He convinced his other disciples
To drown Ramanuja in Ganges,
While taking bath in the river,
And to finish him silently there.

On the way to the River Ganges,
They had to pass thru’ many jungles.
His close friend, Govinda, revealed
That he was going to be killed.

In the dense forest, one midnight,
Ramanuja escaped from their sight,
Hiding himself from tree to tree,
And Merciful God’s saved him free.

Guru thought that he was lost
Trekking himself in the forest,
Or was killed by a wild animal,
Or by one of the tribal people.








R05. GURU YADAVAPRAKASA
SRI RAMANUJA
R07. ESCAPE FROM THE FOREST

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