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Re: Re: The "real" fear...

From: Sheela Belur (
Date: Fri Sep 28 2001 - 04:47:53 PDT

My posting on real "fear" was NOT aimed at compassion towards the
victims and their families of the terrorist attacks. There is NO
second opinion about the compassion that one needs to have towards
those involved. After all, we are all aware how KooratalwAn had
compassion towards even those who were responsible for cruelty
towards him! The posting was aimed at suggestions to pray to Perumal
for our "welfare" in this world....  

>Message: 22
>   Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 08:49:22 -0700 (PDT)
>   From: Rajaram Venkataramani <>
>Subject: Re: The "real" fear...
>One who is liberated does not see any reason to
>lament. He knows that that the ksetra jna cannot slay
>nor be slain. Similarly a liberated devotee can go
>through all this pain and suffering without getting
>affected because he can see that he is different from
>the body. Just like we dont get too much affected by
>the terrorist attack because we are different from the
>people who were affected. We all know that the people
>in WTC or the planes were not liberated and so were
>feeling pain and suffering and so would their
>survivors. So a vaishnava being paro duhkha duhkhi
>prays for the welfare of every one because he suffers
>others pains not his own - ultimately for all of our
>emancipation but also for temporary relief. The sages
>in naimisaranya who discussed Bhagavatham did that.
>They were liberated and do not identify with the pain
>or pleasure of the body or mind. Narada, Sudharshana
>and so many others gave ways for temporary relief
>alongside permanent relief. Following in their
>footsteps the acts of these sri vaishnavas praying for
>the welfare of all is laudable. It is human nature to
>feel compassion. We should be above mere material
>compassion. Not below it. 

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