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Re: Balance in the paradox

From: Thirumalai Anandanpillai (tananda_at_uswest.com)
Date: Sat May 17 1997 - 09:54:20 PDT

Mohan Sagar wrote:

> But, once we start going to the other extreme, having such doubts as, "if
> the Lord requires little or nothing to reach Him, then why am I doing all
> these aradhanais and karmas; if all is the result of His Grace, then why are
> so many people still bound in samsaram; if the Lord's grace is uncaused,
> then he must be partial, etc.," the sahetuka idea of the need for a pretext
> brings us back to balance.

We do not do aaraadhanai as a vyaaja. We do aaraadhanai to Him as
kainkaryam.
Even in this samsaaram, the Lord has given us the opportunity to think
of Him and
perform kainkaryam to Him and His devotees. Is that not grace?



Varadhan