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karma and transmigration

From: vchandra (
Date: Sun Sep 26 1999 - 08:39:54 PDT

Dear members,
     My namaskArams.
     There have been a lot of mails about karma, rebirth, life-cycle etc., in the past few days. In this regard I have a sincere doubt which I humbly request the members to clarify. Sri Krishna Kalale and Sri Chris Bauch have been exchanging ideas about why a jIvA has to take multiple births to become perfect and finally reach parama padham. Here I have a very basic doubt. Our Lord is the cause for birth (bhUtha bhAvanA) and he at the same time IS the only cause for birthlessness (mOksha pradha). And there is a transcendentally profound purpose that The Lord has, to do this. viz., giving birth and taking back and so on for infinite jIvAs. My question is what is this Supreme Purpose? Does the fountain of knowledge, the vEdAs describe it?