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Re: Sriman Badrinath's Questions

From: Aravind Raman (
Date: Wed Jun 27 2001 - 00:18:39 PDT

Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:
Jai Sriman Narayana:

Adiyaen have following observations. Might not answer your queries 
completely. However, they may provide you some more insights.

1. Attributing kalyana gunas no way undermines the prowess of Supreme Being 
Sriman Narayan as He is omniscient. Contemplating on His kalyana gunas helps 
devotees to focus on the Supreme Being much better rather than focussing on 
attributeless form(Soonya). There are many instances in scriptures to prove 
that Sriman Narayana is full of kalyana gunas. Wherever the "attributeless" 
nature is mentioned in scriptures, it denotes that He is without bad 
attributes arising out of karma & prakruti. As He is above prakruti & karma, 
He does not possess those inauspicious attributes.

2. Though human beings are specks of cosmic dust they are (among) the ones 
who can perceive the Supreme Being and contemplate on Him. When human beings 
surrender to the lotus feet of Sriman Narayana, He takes pleasure in helping 
them by liberating them from the ocean of samsara.

3. As far as other beings intelligent than human beings are concerned, I 
have no comments. But human beings pray for universal welfare & ultimately 
for liberation. When human beings pray for universal welfare, that includes 
every cosmic speck including the more intelligent beings if any.

4. Since we are human beings, we probably focus more on the human specific 
aspects of the Supreme Being which need not necessarily mean that Supreme 
Being is only for human beings. He is part of Chetana (Sentient Beings) & 
Achetana (Insentient Beings/things).

That is all Adiyaen has to say. Over to experts..........

I admire your gumption in posting a mail with your questions. Hope you will 
find more logical & convincing answers from this esteemed group.

Jai Sriman Narayana:

Adiyaen Ramanujadasan
Aravind Raman

>From: "Badrinath D" <>
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>Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 15:54:54 +0530
>Srimathae Ramanujaya Namaha :
>Srimath Seetharama Sathgurvae Namaha :
>  Dear Sri Bagavathas,
>    I have a very fundamental question to ask.
>    Why is not required to attribute GOD with personal qualities (i.e., the
>Kalayana Gunas etc),
>because I feel HE has more important work like creation/destruction of the
>    I am one among the confused lot unable to strike a balance between 
>scientific theories
>and religion/philosophy.. I agree that our own Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas
>and etal, talked about
>highly abstract concepts such as Moksha, which no other religion haven't
>spoken.. All the other religions speak Heaven (sorgaloga prapthi) as the
>highest attainable abode, whereas our Vedas,
>Idhihasas, Purnas etc talked about the highest abode for jivas as the
>    Why is it required for HIM to look into the needs of mortal humans (who
>are nothing more
>than specs of cosmic dust) (dushta nigraha and sishta paripalana).. I feel
>that we are missing something or being too "human" specific in our
>description of ultimate reality.. There may be
>many other intelligent species apart from this human race. Then the needs 
>these other life forms else where (ie apart from this earthlings needs to 
>taken care)..
>    I humbly pray unto the feet of all the holy bhagavathas in this group 
>forgive me for my ignorance for my language and for hurting the feeling of
>any of the list members.
>   I know this is the only source in which I can get out of this confusion.
>  Seeking refuge unto the feet of all Bhagavathas in this group..
>Badrinath. D
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