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About the lord's compassion

From: Kasturi Varadarajan (
Date: Wed Oct 25 2000 - 11:28:45 PDT

Dear friends,
     I am struggling with a philosophical question which I am sure
many of you would have asked yourself. So I request you to share
your thoughts about this.

     firstly, does nArAyaNA have the capacity to bring his leelA-
vibhUti to a close and give mOksham to every jiva? The answer to
this question seems to be "yes", since everything is supported
and controlled by him.

     Then why, being a compassionate lord, does he not do this? Is
it not obvious that every jIva will enjoy mOksha more than the ups
and downs of samsara? 

     One way to answer this is to appeal to the fact that samSAra is
beginningless. But still the fact remains that at any point of time,
the lord chooses to let the play of samsAra continue. Does this mean
that his desire for propagating this play  somehow overrides his compassion?


           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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