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Re: Please clarify.

From: Rohit Iyer (iyer_rohit_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Jan 30 2002 - 16:48:56 PST

Dear Narasimhan,

Here is my opinion. Feel free to disagree.

The material body evolves from from a combination of
the three gunas - Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.

The individual soul or jiva takes different bodies as
result of its karma. The jiva acquires karma because
of desires.

Therefore depending on its karmas, jivas can embody as
plants, animals, humans, Pitrs, Bhutas, Devas,
Gandharvas, Apsaras etc. in any part of this universe
or other parallel universes.

Depending on the particular body that a jiva has
taken, it may or may not have access to the Vedic
literature that points to Lord Narayana as the supreme
being. Just because the jiva is ignorant of this
knowledge it does not change the supreme truth or the
supreme being. For example just because a person is
ignorant of the law of gravity, it does not imply he
is exempt from the effects of gravity. Similarly the
eternal law namely VEDIC DHARMA applies to all beings.

- rohit



--- Narasimhan Vijayaraghavan <wasimlara@hotmail.com>
wrote:
> Dear bhakthas,
>                        I got some questions.The
> world is created and each 
> and every soul came to existence due to the Lord
> Narayana.In this
> context, how we can map this to a person who doesnt
> follow our religion,
> for ex - an american.He doesnt know anything about
> moksha.Human being's
> life is defined and how is it defined for
> animals?.Please clarify.
> 
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>                                          Your's
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> N.Vijayaraghavan.
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