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From: Rajam (aprajam_at_hclt.com)
Date: Wed Jul 21 1999 - 04:15:25 PDT
Mr. Badri's question on agnostics is thought provoking and is making us to think on what really is Godliness or expected out of human to reach God's feet to be out of cycle of rebirth( if it exists). I feel that there is no one really as is explained in Narsi's song. Worshipping God is the way to take us to that path. If there is anyone who follows such ideals as stated in the song, it becomes difficult for him to maintain that. We see from history that even sages like Viswamitra are tangible to fall back to worldly pleasures in which knowigly or unknowingly we hurt others. Also there is one more thought coming to me: There are also people in the world who perform all religious rituals and talk great philosophies but will be following nasty abandoned ways at the back for attaining women and wealth. I have seen in my life such examples. But these persons are given the first place in all our temples including Tirupathi as they are influential. Does it mean that God is for only people (or the Devotees?) who pay money? So should we run after money to see God closer? Rajam.