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Re: Doubt

From: Ranganath (s_ranga108_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon Feb 04 2002 - 23:12:12 PST

The Celestial Guardians were offered 7 janmas as devotees or 3 janmas as enemies of the Lord. The blessing in disguise was that their death would be at the hands of the Lord Himself.

Rather than being separated from the Lord for 7 generations, they preferred to be born as enemies to the Lord for 3 generations so that they could be with the Lord faster.

Ranganath
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: bath sobha 
  To: bhakti-list@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Monday, February 04, 2002 2:42 PM
  Subject: Doubt


  Respected memebers of the Group,

  Namo Naraayana,

  I shall be very thankful if my following doubt is
  clarified by the learned members :

   The celestial guardians of the gate at Vaikuntam Jaya
  and Vijaya had requested the Lord Srimannarayana that
  they prefer to reach the Vaikuntam after three janmas
  as asuraas.These are (1) the Hiranyaksha,
  Hiranyakashipu (2) Raavana , Kumbah karna and
  (3)Sisupaala ,Jaraasandha.

  1)Was there any background for them to have prefered
  three janmas and not one instead which is more easier?

   2) Did they have any knowledge/link to the fact that
  the Lord promised Aaditi and Kasyapa that He would be
  born to them thrice as their son(in this context the
  vaamana
  aavatar may be excluded and only the other two i.e
  Rama and Krishna avaatars amy be considered)

  2) I have been told that each of the above asura
  typified a particular arishad varga (kaama, krodha
  etc..).
  Can any one clarify which aasura manifested which
  quality?

      Thanking one and all,

                            With pranamams,
                             B.Sobha.


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