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Date: Tue Jan 30 1996 - 17:37:10 PST
What I wrote was intended to convey the same thing that Shri Dileepan wrote "while disagreeing with me". The Geeta condemns a person who does not surrender to Sri Krishna in pretty strong language, but leaves the door open for that individual to surrender, in one second if he or she were to choose to do so. At that point the erstwhile condemned individual becomes a saint. All muktas now enjoying Sri Vaikuntha were at one time criminals. It is only the Nitya Suris that never disobeyed Narayana. The superiority of a Prapanna is temporary and is to be used merely as a guide to seeking association. It is not for us to condemn someone who is not surrendered - we may not even be able to tell the difference. This has been the greatest setback in the spiritual progress of many a mumukshu. Jaganath.