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a small clarification

From: Sheshadri Ranganathan (
Date: Mon Oct 25 1999 - 16:14:41 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas,

I had a question which was troubling me.

Which one of the two souls below is assured of liberation at the end of its 
current life? Which one is on the right track?
1. A soul in its current life has done all the good and has been following, 
throughout its current life, a theistic approach other than the Sri 
Vaishnavism and has surrendered itself completely to the Lord ( apersonal 
God) with atmost love towards HIM and strongly believes that his Lord is the 
one who grants him liberation and has not heard of our Sriman Narayana who 
alone can bestow this.
2. A soul which in its current life has commited sins throuhgout its life 
and almost at the end of its current life, by a stroke of luck ( as opposed 
to the one mentioned earlier, which was unlucky in this respect) has turned 
towards SriVaishnavism and later leads the life of a prapanna for a short 
duration (after the pancha samskaram).


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