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    Why are souls found in samsara?

    Namaste all.

    According to Vishishtadvaita,why are souls found in samsara?

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    Re: Why are souls found in samsara?

    hariḥ oṁ
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    there are 'souls' (plural) only when one thinks there are 'individuals'. The paradigm for vaiṣṇavism is the śrīmad bhāgavad gītā. It informs us of the following:

    brahmārpaṇaṁ brahma haviḥ brahmāgnau brahmaṇā hutam|
    brahmaiva tena gantavyaṁ brahma karma samādhinā||4.24

    brahman¹ is the offering (arpaṇam), brahman is the oblation (havis) poured by brahman into the fire (agnau) that is brahman.
    to brahman alone must he go who is fixed in brahman through action.||4. 24

    What is outside of brahman? Where is ~individual~ in soul or in body called out here?


    इतिशिवं
    iti śivaṁ

    1. brahma = brahman ( pure Being, the ocean of pure awareness); the term brahmā is that of the trimūrti i.e. the 3 forms , brahmā, viṣṇu, & śiva
    Last edited by yajvan; Yesterday at 07:09 PM.
    यतस्त्वं शिवसमोऽसि
    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva

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    Re: Why are souls found in samsara?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yajvan View Post

    What is outside of brahman? Where is ~individual~ in soul or in body called out here?
    ... yet herein lies the pickle... I feel individual, see individual, see duality and multiplicity all around. How can that be?

    इतिशिवं
    iti śivaṁ
    यतस्त्वं शिवसमोऽसि
    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva

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