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From: V.Srimahavishnu (vsri_at_iitk.ac.in)
Date: Wed Mar 17 1999 - 04:24:16 PST
Dear BhAgavatas, namO namah.I don't subscribe to the view that JIvas are fallen souls from Vaikuntha.Lord KrishNa guarantees in SrImadbhagavadgItA that those who reach his eternal ebode will never fall from their exalted position.In Vaikuntham,there is no room for the false ego of the JIvas.only realised souls go there.If JIvas come back even from Vaikuntha, then there must be some other place which can be called the paralOkam(abode of some other deity superior to ananta-Infinite Lord- which is ridiculous), from where there will be no punarAvrutti,to which no VaishnNava agrees and which is untrue according to Vedic literature.also this is in contrast with Lord's promises in rAmAyaNa and BhagavadgItA that He will always take care of those who surrender unto Him.so what i feel is that no mukta comes from Vaikuntha unless the Lord sends him on some mission(like ALwArs). I have written all this by simple logic.Learned SrI VaishNava members can always kindly correct me and explain the things.