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Re: nature of the soul and its liberation

From: Anand Karalapakkam (
Date: Tue May 16 2000 - 00:48:39 PDT

SrI Lakshminrusimha ParabrahmaNE namaha
SrI Lakshminrusimha divya pAdukA sEvaka SrIvaN-
SatakOpa SrI nArAyaNa yateendra mahAdESikAya namaha

 Dear SrI KastUri,
 namO nArAyaNa.

> Dear Anand,
>      You have brought up an interesting question, but I feel
> it is different from the one posed by Sri Harikumar. Since both
> are interesting questions, I will try to focus the attention
> of people on both of them.
> 1. Sri Harikumar's question is this: The Bhagavatam text and the
>    Brahma-bindu upanishad text seem to be teaching, on the face
>    of it, the essential non-difference between the jiva and
>    brahman. This is suggested by the fact that the sky or space
>    is one only, although it may be enclosed in different jars.
>    So how do SV acharyas interpret these texts?
> 2. Re your question, I think "vibhu" should be interpreted as
>    "all-pervading" and not "infinite". The question then is
>    how can paramatma `share the same space' with chetana and
>    achetana. I think Sri Bharat has addressed this (or a
>    related question) recently. (I feel that one possible way
>    out is to simply assert that paramatma does share the same
>    space with chetana and achetana. This is certainly plausible
>    for the reason that these are entities of different "kinds.")

     Actually, this question on vibhutvam was posed by SrI
     Harikumar probably one or two months back. adiyEn mentioned
     on these lines in my earlier posting as well. His question
     on SrImad BhAgavatam is a recent one.

     adiyEn will post on the issue of vibhutvam after sometime.
     There are few intrictae issues involved in it.

     By the way, apart from you, two others have sent a private
     mail that Infinity - Infinity is indeterminate :-). adiyEn
     agrees with it ; But adiyEn will elaborate the point(s) 
     conveyed by me in a later posting.
  adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan,

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