[Advaita-l] On eternal life with the Gods.
srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 21 09:22:33 CDT 2012
On 20 June 2012 02:25, Rajaram Venkataramani <rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
<<What is the official Advaita position on other religions and vedic
traditions which believe the ultimate goal is eternal life with God?
Many devotees across traditions only aspire for a blissful eternal
life. Do they get it like getting reborn after mahapralaya?>>
Response:The Vishishtadwaitins believe that the aspirant after saranagati and at the time of death the Vishnu dutas carry in "Ashta buja"and take him to the Vaikaunta,where if he is luck can get a glimse of Vishnu reclining with the Goddess of wealth.There are also gradations in mukti.If he is of a higher order in the ladder,he ia previleged to witness the Apsaras like Urvashi,Rambha,Tillottama and receive their royal treatment.However,the Vishishtadwains donot say he will attain vishnu loka prapti,but say,"he reached Acharyan Thiruvadi"!
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