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Re:Sincerity in worship

From: Kristijan Vesel (narayana99_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Jul 23 1999 - 05:02:32 PDT

Dear Members, here is a story I found on the dvaita list, told by Sri
Madhwacharya. I hope you don't mind me using it in the context of Sri
Mani's letter.

"Swamiji told a story (from some purana) about the behavior of two
brothers on
Krishnaashatami - one fasted the whole day and offered arghya (water)
at
midnight (as prescribed by the shaastras) while the other indulged in
alcohol.  Contrary to what one might think the one who did not fast and
got intoxicated went to heaven while the other went to hell. The reason
for this apparently counter-intuitive outcome was due to the state of
the
consciences of the two brothers - each one felt he should have done
what
the other one did."

Quite a strong point, isn't it? 

Namo Narayana
Kristijan
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