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MAHAPURNA AND RAMANUJA
Once Mahapurna came before Yatiraja and bowed at his feet. Seeing Ramanuja still sitting without embarrassment at his guru's behaviour, some of the other devotees questioned him in sur¬prise, "Yatiraja, how could you allow your guru to bow down before you without making any protest?My spiritual master acted in that way," replied Ramanuja, "to show how a true disciple should be¬have before his guru. If Mahapurna has a purpose to fulfill through these activities, it is not my posi¬tion to interfere with his desires.Later the devotees inquired from Mahapurna about his offering obeisances to a disciple and he explained to them,In Yatiraja I see constantly the embodiment of my own guru, SrT Yamunacarya, and therefore it is impossible for me not to bow down before him." On hearing this all of them real¬ized even more profoundly the greatness of Ramanujacarya.