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Re: Swami Desikan's view on karmas

From: Parthasarati Dileepan (Dileepan_at_utc.edu)
Date: Tue May 06 1997 - 06:00:49 PDT

Sri Mohan Sagar:

I am afraid your explanation is seriously flawed.  Please read the RTS
excerpt I had attached to my previous post and address the phrase "stream
of karma".  Why is Swami Sri Desikan stating doubt after doubt about the
need for our effort and then destroying these doubts with logic and
pramana, if he considers karma to be irrelevant for prapatti?

In RTS Swami Sri Desikan clearly states that karma has a role in moving
individuals to the state of mind eager to perform prapatti.  Swami Sri
Desikan considers karma as an undeniable element of the process that leads
up to prapatti.  Please do not overlook the difference between karma
playing a role and karma being the sole cause of moksham.  To properly
understand Swami Sri Desikan you have to first understand this basic
distinction.  Thus your task of showing that Sri Krishna's statement was a
misunderstanding of Swami Sri Desikan still remains in tact.

Thanks.

-- Dileepan



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