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Date: Wed Oct 27 1999 - 21:15:29 PDT
This is my opinion about Shri Sheshadri Ranganathan's query: I feel a mumukshu whether or not he has committed sins must understand the Tatvam, Hitam and PurushArtham from an acharyan. Any passing knowledge of these three will certainly be advantageous to his welfare(which, by the way is because of the grace of the Lord), but a clear understanding of these from an acharyan is extremely important. An Acharyan is our only recourse. It is very essential that we have to understand the tatvam, hitam and purushartam in the correct perspective, all the more, it being our duty. After knowing them, we must surrender all our faculties to the Supreme Personal God. By faculties, I mean, ones own nature. It is very hard to conceptualize surrendering ones own nature (Swarupa thyAgam). Last but not the least, moksham is the anugraha sankalpam of the Supreme and HIS anugraha and nigraha sankalpams are unquestionable. Please pardon me for my agyAnam and vipareetagyAnam. Adiyen, Keshavan Kadambi.