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RE: a small clarification

From: Madhavakkannan, Vasudevan (vxmadhav_at_bechtel.com)
Date: Mon Oct 25 1999 - 17:29:25 PDT

Sri:

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namah:

The first one gets a better birth (may be in a devoted ardent srivaishnva
family)
The second one gets mOksham (because he fits into adiyEn's category.) Short
duration is for everyone. Because for time immemorial, we have been
committing sins, and that is why we are what we are still drowning here. It
is His grace for any stroke of luck for bhakti or any inclination towards
Sriya: Pathi

Regards

Narayana Narayana

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Sheshadri Ranganathan [SMTP:sheshadri_ranganathan@hotmail.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, October 26, 1999 7:15 AM
> To:	bhakti@lists.best.com
> Subject:	a small clarification
> 
> 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).
> 
> regards,
> Sheshadri
> 
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