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Re: Story of Maha Lakshmi and Jaya Vijaya-s

From: K. Sadananda (sada_at_anvil.nrl.navy.mil)
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 03:17:43 PST

>Dear Sri Sadananda,
>
>As your nephew, perhaps I should now step in to mediate :-)
>
>I think that seeing these stories for what they are worth in
>their context may deepens one appreciation of them, but at same
>time put them into proper context.
>
>adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan
>Mohan

Thanks Mohan for bringing the vision behind these pauraaNic stories. 
I wholehearted agree with you.  There is a message of the ananta 
kalyaaNa guNa-s of the Lord emphasized in all these pauraaNic stories 
- good over evil and love and compassion of the Lord for his 
devotees.  I recognize that - my questions on the pauraaNic issues 
are more information than questioning the motivation.  I did not know 
that Lakshmi was born to BR^igu until Shree Srinivaas pointed out. 

I understand the saadhana aspect and how these stories help us 
inculcate bhakti.   

Other questions  related to Jiiva and hierarchy  of jiiva-s, avidya 
are more trying to understand fundamentals of VishishhTadviata.   As 
I am studying them, unless these questions are answered to ones 
satisfaction, it is difficult to proceed. These are essentially labor 
pains one has to go through - I am questioning my understanding and 
the concepts and not the aachaarya-s.  I have great regard for all of 
them and our sages who were so compassionate to pass on the knowledge 
to the generations to come.

Thanks for taking time to respond.

Hari Om!
Sadananda


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