You are here: Sri Vaishnava Home Page : Bhakti List : Archives : January 2002

RE: social justice

From: Krishna Kashyap (
Date: Sat Jan 19 2002 - 01:02:49 PST

karma theory is neither fatalism nor predeterminism. if it is not understood
properly , then it becomes a problem. for that matter any system of thought,
if not understood properly, will result in major error. karma theory means
freedom which is given by God and is dependent on God. how can freedom be
dependent?. It is like a cow tied to a pillar with a very long rope. the cow
has freedom to move around within the radius equal to or less than the
length of the rope, but constrained when it wants to go beyond the radius.
Like that a soul has freedom to move about but restricted in certain ways.
One should help anyone irrespective of caste or creed. this is the essence
of hindu thought. if one wants to quote from anecdotes related to various
type of people like landlords or nurses etc. any thing can be said about any
religion or faith. One has to dig deep into the scriptures of that system to
evaluate the true view of that system and not stories regarding people's
views, unless it is from the upabrmhanas like Ramayana etc..

hope this helps.



           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
To Post a message, send it to:

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to