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Two Schools of Thought

From: Vijay Srinivasan (Vijay_Srinivasan_at_praxair.com)
Date: Fri Mar 22 1996 - 09:34:05 PST

I want to thank Sundar for his pertinent observations.  We know from our 
ordinary experience that even for smaller achievements in life we need to make 
some efforts/sacrifice.  Moksha being the highest goal, I find it impossible to 
conceive that it can be obtained without any effort.  I would like to quote a 
upanishadic verse which says: (Shreyastcha Preyascha Manushyametha thou, 
Sampariktya Vivinakthi Dheeraha.......) There are two paths - the    good and 
the pleasant.  The wise and discriminating choose the good etc.  In the scheme 
of things, I am unable to reconcile the fact that living a life of comfort with 
a license to do what we please (except for the societal restrictions) has no 
relation to obtaining moksha.
 

Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan