'Reaping the fruits of our past lives' is a difficult concept for me to understand

From: "jagbir singh" <adishakti_org@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:24 am
Subject: 'reaping the fruits of our past lives' is a difficult concept for me to understand

—- In adishakti_sahaja_yoga@yahoogroups.com, "semirafields"
<semirafields@y...> wrote:
>
> Dear Jagbir,
> Please could you explain some more about what you mention
> below ;'reaping the fruits of our past lives'.
> This is a difficult concept for me to understand, because
> sometimes terrible things happen to small children, for instance,
> or to people trying to be helpful and kind to others, and
> generally things in the world seem to be totally unbalanced and
> unfair. I have had trouble with the Christian concept of this too;
> that all men are born in sin and undeserving, and women even more
> so, and that the sins of the fathers will be paid by the future
> generations. This seems to be saying that people deserve all the
> hardships and suffering that they get, and I have read elsewhere
> that even some people have mentioned that we actually knowingly
> choose our experiences.
> It would be nice if you could also explain about karma,
> Love, Semira
>
>

Dear Semira,

It will be impossible to answer your post through Christianity or
Islam, and that is why they use the "It is God's Will" escape route.
God is always praised for bringing happiness while terrible death
and destruction on their communities is conveniently considered His
Will. Thus we can say that centuries of unimaginable sufferings,
devastating wars and wanton genocide, according to Islam and
Christianity, is the Will of God.

Nothing is further from the truth. Since fundamentalist Muslims
and Christians have rejected rebirth despite scriptural facts to the
contrary this millennia-old severe spiritual handicap has retarded
hundreds of millions and bound them into ignorance till today. (That
is why they are waiting for 'graves to open' up during the Last
Judgment and Resurrection, and will find great difficulty in
comprehending Shri Mataji's explanation that all souls who inhabited
Earth will be born again to face it.)

The Earth plane is probably one of the lowest realm of existence. It
is considered a dangerous and violent ghetto by liberated souls. Few
want to take birth here for the sake of awakening the ignorant
masses because even Incarnations are subject to its nature - pain,
disease, death, sorrow punctuated by short bursts of happiness and
joy. Daily pain, disease, death and sorrow is necessary to remind
humans to struggle and migrate from this samsara to a better realm.

But we ignorant humans complain and wonder why terrible things
Happen in the ghetto, even to innocent children and good people.
Every day we hear of drugs, prostitution, violence, rapes, murders,
disease, drive-by shootings, divorces, natural disasters, poverty,
suffering, alcoholism, gluttony, lust, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and
pride. Almost all are oblivious and indifferent to human sufferings
caused and sustained by their karmas.

But such is the nature of the ghetto and if you choose to live in
it you must also accept the consequences of doing so ...........
unconditionally. As I said before, Earth is probably one of the
lowest realm of existence, and hence the living conditions. And how
will we ever desire to migrate to another realm unless compelled by
samsara to witness endless pain and suffering, whether at present or
in a future birth? (And since there is no actual death, and
suffering for one's actions is only compassionately brief when
compared with eternity, the Divine surely works towards our own
redemption. He too wants His children to enjoy final liberation.)

We have all eternity to migrate to better spiritual realms and leave
this ghetto forever. The ceaseless whirling wheel of samsara - the
endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth; the total pattern of
successive earthly lives experienced by a soul - will sooner or
later awaken you to your divine nature. The ceaseless experience of
the soul through countless transmigration can only be slowed down
over rebirths and eventually ended by a fortuitous birth resulting
in Self-realization, a great spiritual awakening that ends samsara.
All seekers realizing the existence of the Other Shore must strive
with mind, body and soul to reach it during this lifetime.

Those souls reaping the fruits of their past lives are always
awakened by the Law of Karma to continue their spiritual ascent and,
eventually, final liberation from this earthly ghetto and migration
to a far better spiritual realm. It is imperative that all self-
realized souls thoroughly comprehend Karma.


"The Law Of Karma

What Is Karma?

Karma means not only action, but also the result of an action. The
consequence of an action is really not a separate thing. It is a
part of the action, and cannot be divided from it. Breathing,
thinking, talking, seeing, hearing, eating, etc., are Karmas.
Thinking is mental Karma. Karma is the sum total of our acts both in
the present life and in the preceding births.

Any deed, any thought that causes an effect, is called a Karma. The
Law of Karma means the law of causation. Wherever there is a cause,
there an effect must be produced. A seed is a cause for the tree
which is the effect. The tree produces seeds and becomes the cause
for the seeds.

How Karma Is Fashioned

Man is threefold in his nature. He consists of Ichha (desire,
feeling), Jnana (knowing) and Kriya (willing). These three fashion
his Karma. He knows objects like chair, tree, etc. He feels joy and
sorrow. He wills to do this, or not to do that.

Behind the action, there are desire and thought. A desire for an
object arises in the mind. Then you think how to get it. Then you
exert to possess it. Desire, thought and action always go together.
They are the three threads, as it were, that are twisted into the
cord of Karma.

Desire produces Karma. You work and exert to acquire the objects of
your desire. Karma produces its fruits as pain or pleasure. You will
have to take births after births to reap the fruits of your Karmas.
This is the Law of Karma.

The Working Of The Law

The Law of Karma is one of the fundamental doctrines not only in
Hinduism, but also in Buddhism, and in Jainism. As a man sows, so he
shall reap. This is the Law of Karma. If you do an evil action, you
must suffer for it. If you do a good action, you must get happiness.
There is no power on this earth which can stop the actions from
yielding their fruits. Every thought, every word, every deed is, as
it were, weighed in the scales of eternal, divine Justice. The Law
of Karma is inexorable.

Things do not happen in this universe by accident or chance in a
disorderly manner. They happen in regular succession. They follow
one another in a regular order. There is a certain definite
connection between what is being done now by you, and what will
happen in the future.

Every action produces a threefold effect. It gives you an
appropriate reward or fruit. It also affects your character. It
leaves behind an impression in your mind. This impression will urge
you to repeat the act again. The impression will assume the form of
a thought-wave in the mind on account of a stimulus, either external
or internal. An action produces an effect in the world also.

As You Sow, So You Reap

If you put a seed in the earth, it sends up a little stem. Then
leaves come out of the stem. Then come flowers and fruits. There are
seeds again in the fruits. Mango seed only produces mango tree. If
you sow rice, you cannot expect a crop of wheat. The same sort of
seed produces the same kind of plant. A human being alone is born
from the womb of a woman, a horse from a horse and a dog from a dog.
Similarly, if you sow the seed of an evil action, you will reap a
harvest of pain and suffering. If you sow the seed of a virtuous
action, you will reap a harvest of pleasure. This is the Law of
Karma.

Whatever you sow by your actions come back to you. If you make
others happy through service, charity and kind acts, you sow
happiness like a seed; and it will give you the fruit of happiness.
If you make others unhappy through harsh words, insult, ill-
treatment, cruel acts, oppression, etc., you sow unhappiness like a
seed; and it will give you the fruit of pain, suffering, misery and
unhappiness. This is the immutable Law of Karma.

Your actions in the past are responsible for your present condition.
Your present actions will shape or mould your future. There is
nothing chaotic or capricious in this world. You become good by your
good actions, and bad by your evil actions.

If you entertain evil thoughts, you must suffer the consequences.
You will be in difficulties. You will be surrounded by unfavourable
circumstances. You will blame your surroundings and circumstances.
Understand the law and live wisely. Entertain noble thoughts. You
will be happy always.

Action - Habit - Character - Destiny

Thought moulds your character. If you entertain noble thoughts, you
will develop a noble character; and if you entertain evil thoughts,
you will develop a base character. This is the immutable Law of
Nature. Therefore, you can deliberately shape your character by
cultivating sublime thoughts. Thought materialises and becomes an
action. If you allow the mind to dwell on good, elevating thoughts,
you will do naturally good and laudable actions.

Conduct or behaviour reveals your character. Conduct also moulds
your Character. Cultivation of good conduct needs rigorous
discipline and constant vigilance. You will have to watch every
thought, word and action. You must be extremely careful when you
conduct yourself with others. With all your good intentions, you
will be carried away by the force of your previous wrong
impressions, instincts and impulses. Even highly educated people
lack in behaviour. Good behaviour indicates that you have a refined
or polished, disciplined mind and real, good spiritual culture. The
practice of Japa, Pranayama and Mauna (or vow of silence) will help
you to control the impulses etc.

You sow an action and reap a habit. You sow a habit and reap a
character. You sow a character and reap your destiny. Hence, destiny
is your own make-up. You have built it. You can undo it by
entertaining noble thoughts, and doing virtuous actions, and
changing your mode of thinking. Now you are thinking that you are
the body, Mr. So and so. Now, start the anti-current of thought.
Think that you are all-pervading, immortal Brahman. Brahman you will
become. This is an immutable Law.

The Three Kinds Of Karma
Sanchita, Prarabdha and Agami

Karma is of three kinds, viz., Sanchita (accumulated works),
Prarabdha (fructifying works) and Kriyamana or Agami (current
works). Sanchita is all the accumulated Karmas of the past. Part of
it is seen in the character of man, in his tendencies and aptitudes,
capacities, inclinations and desires, etc. Tendencies come from
this. Prarabdha is that portion of the past Karma which is
responsible for the present body. That portion of the Sanchita Karma
which influences human life in the present incarnation is called
Prarabdha. It is ripe for reaping. It cannot be avoided or changed.
It is only exhausted by being experienced. You pay your past debts.
Prarabdha Karma is that which has begun and is actually bearing
fruit. It is selected out of the mass of the Sanchita Karma.
Kriyamana is that Karma which is now being made for the future. It
is also called Agami or Vartamana.

In Vedantic literature, there is a beautiful analogy. The bowman has
already sent an arrow and it has left his hands. He cannot recall
it. He is about to shoot another arrow. The bundle of arrows in the
quiver on his back is the Sanchita; the arrow he has shot is
Prarabdha; and the arrow which he is about to shoot from his bow is
Agami. Of these, he has perfect control over the Sanchita and the
Agami, but he must surely work out his Prarabdha. The past which has
begun to take effect he has to experience.

There is another beautiful analogy also. The granary represents the
Sanchita Karma; that portion taken from the granary and put in the
shop for future daily sale corresponds to Agami; that which is sold
daily represents Prarabdha.

The whole lot of Sanchita Karma is destroyed by attaining Knowledge
of Brahman or the Eternal. It can be greatly modified by
entertaining lofty, divine thoughts, and doing virtuous actions.
Agami Karma can be destroyed by expiatory rites or Prayaschitta; and
by removing the idea of agency through Nimitta Bhava (attitude that
one is an instrument in the hands of God) and Sakshi Bhava (attitude
that one is silent witness of the actions of the senses and of the
mind).

The Supremacy Of Free-Will

You are the master of your own fate. You are the architect of your
own fortune. You are responsible for what you suffer. You are
responsible for your present state. If you are happy, it has been
your own making. If you are miserable, it has also been your own
making. Every action bears a fruit sooner or later. A virtuous
action produces pleasure as its effect. An evil deed causes pain.

You have no Bhoga-Svatantrya (freedom to determine the result of
action), but you have Karma-Svatantrya (freedom to determine the
course of action). That is the reason why the Lord Krishna says: -
Karmanyeva Adhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana - Thy business is with
the action only, never with its fruits. - Janaka and others attained
to perfection by action. You can change your character, your
thoughts and desires. Mans will is ever free. Through selfishness
his will has become impure. He can render his will pure, strong and
dynamic by getting rid of his base desires, and likes and dislikes.
Every soul is like a husbandman who has got a plot of land. The
acreage, the nature of the soil, the conditions of weather are all
predetermined. But the husbandman is quite at liberty to till the
earth, manure it and get good crops, or to allow it to remain as a
waste land.

What you are now at present is the result of what you thought and
did in the past. What you shall be in the future will be the result
of what you think and do now. You find an environment which is best
suited to the tendencies you acquired in a former life. You can
create better conditions for the future. You can make your Karma
what you choose. You can rise to a very high state of perfection.
You can become an Indra or you may become a perfect Yogin. You can
change your character, thoughts and actions. Therefore Bhishma and
Vasishtha have placed Purushartha or exertion, above destiny.

A boatman without oars, rudder and sails is carried away helplessly
by the winds and currents; but a clever boatman with oars, sails and
rudder, ably directs the boat in any direction he likes and reaches
the other shore safely. Even so, he who knows the Laws of Nature -
the law of thought, the law of Karma, the law of cause and effect -
can sail fearlessly in this ocean of Samsara and reach the other
shore of fearlessness and immortality quite safely. He will utilise
the helping forces to his best advantage and neutralise the opposing
forces skilfully, with the help of the knowledge of the Laws.
Knowledge is a torch-light. Hence, knowledge is absolutely
indispensable. Ignorance is the greatest sin. An ignorant man
becomes a victim or a slave of nature.

The Glory Of Selfless Work

Selfish Karma leads you to rebirth and rebirth generates new Karma
while working off the old. Get rid of Karma if you wish to get rid
of the miseries of rebirth. Selfless work will not bind you. It will
purify your heart and lead to the descent of the divine light and
grace. Understand the Law of Karma and the law of cause and effect.
Think rightly. Act nobly. Meditate regularly and attain eternal
bliss and immortality.

The Doctrine Of Reincarnation

The doctrine of reincarnation or transmigration of souls is a
fundamental tenet of Hinduism. The word reincarnation literally
means embodiment again, coming again into a physical body. The
individual soul takes again a fleshy covering. The word
transmigration means passing from one place to another - passing
into a new body.

The Sanskrit term Samsara is derived from the Sanskrit root Sr,
which means - to pass -. The prefix Sam means - intensely -. The
individual soul passes repeatedly through this world and other
subtle higher worlds. This repeated passing of souls - Samsriti - is
what is really meant by the term Samsara.

Samsara exists in order that the individual soul may learn to
realise itself.

Man contains within himself infinite possibilities. The magazine of
power and wisdom is within him. He has to unfold the divinity
within. This is the object of living and dying.

Enunciation Of The Doctrine In The Hindu Scriptures

You will not cease to exist after death. Before this birth, you have
passed through countless lives. The Lord Krishna says in the Gita: -
O Arjuna, both you and I have had many births before this; only I
know them all, while you do not. Birth is inevitably followed by
death, and death by rebirth. As a man casting off worn-out garments
taketh new ones, so the dweller in the body, casting off worn-out
bodies, entereth into others that are new. -

The Upanishads also declare: - Just as a caterpillar which has come
to the top of a blade of grass, draws itself over to a new blade, so
also does the soul draw itself over to a new body, after it has put
aside its old body - (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad). - Just as a
goldsmith, having taken a piece of gold, makes another form, new and
more beautiful, so also, verily the Atman having cast off this body
and having put away Avidya or ignorance, makes another new and more
beautiful form - (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad). - Like corn, does a
mortal ripen; like corn, does he spring to life again -
(Kathopanishad).

Karma And Rebirth

The doctrine of rebirth is a corollary to the Law of Karma. The
differences of disposition that are found between one individual and
another must be due to their respective past actions. Past action
implies past birth. Further, all your Karmas cannot certainly bear
fruit in this life. Therefore, there must be another birth for
enjoying the remaining actions. Each soul has a series of births and
deaths. Births and deaths will continue till you attain Knowledge of
the Imperishable.

Good Karmas lead to incarnation into higher spheres and bad Karmas
into lower. By virtue is obtained ascent to higher planes and by
vice, descent to the lower. From wisdom results beatitude, and
bondage from the reverse. So long as Karmas - whether good or bad -
are not exhausted, men do not attain Moksha or the final
emancipation even in hundreds of Kalpas. Both good and bad Karmas
bind tight the Jiva in their chains. One is a chain of gold and the
other is that of iron. Moksha cannot be attained by man, so long as
Knowledge of the Eternal is not attained.

Proofs For The Existence Of Previous Births

A new-born child manifests marks of joy, fear and grief. This is
inexplicable unless we suppose that the child, perceiving certain
things in this life, remembers the corresponding things of the past
life. The things which used to excite joy, fear and grief in the
past life, continue to do so in this life. The memory of the past
proves the previous birth, as well as the existence of the soul.

A child, just born, drinks the breast of its mother through the
remembrance that it did so in the previous life, as a means of
satisfying hunger. The childs desire for milk in this life is caused
by the remembrance of its experience in the previous life. This
proves that the childs soul, though it has abandoned a previous body
and has taken on a new one, remembers the experiences of the
previous body.

You do not come into the world in total forgetfulness and in utter
darkness. You are born with certain memories and habits acquired in
the previous birth. Desires take their origin from previous
experiences. We find that none is born without desire. Every being
is born with some desires which are associated with the things
enjoyed by him in the past life. The desires prove the existence of
his soul in previous lives.

Passage Of The Soul Between Death And Rebirth

The soul migrates with the astral body, or Sukshma-Sarira or Linga-
Deha. This astral body is made up of nineteen Tattvas or principles,
viz., five organs of action, five organs of knowledge, five Pranas,
mind, intellect, Chitta (the subconscious), and Ahankara or egoism.
This subtle body carries with it all sorts of Samskaras or
impressions, and Vasanas or tendencies, of the individual soul. The
subtle body moves towards heaven. When the fruits of good Karmas
have been exhausted, it gathers for itself a new physical body and
reincarnates on this earth plane.

Those whose conduct has been good attain good births and those whose
conduct has been evil are thrown into sinful wombs or lower births.

The Devayana And The Pitriyana

When a man who has practised meditation and worship dies, he first
goes to light, then from light to day, from day to the bright half
of the moon, from the bright half of the moon to the six months when
the sun goes to the north, from that to the year, from the year to
the sun, from the sun to the moon, from the moon to the lightning.
When he comes to the sphere of lightning, he meets a person who is
not human. That person leads him to the Karya Brahman or
Hiranyagarbha. This is the Way of the Devas or Devayana.

He who has done works of public utility and alms, first goes to the
smoke when he dies, from smoke to night, from night to the dark half
of the moon, from the dark half of the moon to the six months when
the sun goes to the south; and from that, he goes to the region of
the forefathers, from the world of the forefathers to the ether,
from the ether to the moon. He lives there so long as his good works
will allow. When the effect of the good works is exhausted, he comes
back to this earth by the same route. He first becomes ether, and
then air, and then smoke, and then mist, then cloud, and then falls
upon the earth as rain-drops. Then he gets into food which is eaten
up by man, and finally becomes his child.

He passes through the various existences of the mineral kingdom, of
the plant and of the animal realms - the Udbhijja (born of seed),
the Svedaja (born of sweat) and the Andaja (born of eggs), before
coming into the Jarayuja (viviparous or of placental origin).

How To Break The Bond Of Samsara

The chains that tie you to this wheel of Samsara or Bhava-Chakra or
round of births and deaths, are your desires. So long as you desire
objects of this world, you must come back to this world in order to
possess and enjoy them. But, when all your desires for the mundane
objects cease, then the chains are broken and you are free. You need
not take any more births. You attain Moksha or the final
emancipation.

You wander in this Samsara as you think that you are different from
the Lord. If you unite yourself with Him through meditation and
Yoga, you will obtain immortality and eternal bliss. Cut the bonds
of Karma through Knowledge of the Eternal and enjoy the Supreme
Peace of the Atman, thy innermost Self and Inner Ruler. You will be
freed from the round of births and deaths. Freed from sin, freed
from passion, you will become a Jivanmukta or liberated sage. You
will see the Self in the self and see the Self as all.

The Concept Of Avatara

Avatara is the decent of God on earth for the ascent of man. The
Lord Krishna says: - Though unborn, the Imperishable Self and also
the Lord of all beings, yet brooding over nature which is Mine own,
I am born through My Own Power. Whenever there is decline of
righteousness, then I Myself come forth. For the protection of the
good, for the destruction of the evil-doers, for the sake of firmly
establishing righteousness, I am born from age to age - (Ch. IV-6,
7, 8).

The Doctrine Of Grace

The Bhagavatas had their own scriptures called the Pancharatra
Agamas which expounded the cult of Vasudeva and which were,
therefore, looked upon by them as being equal to the Upanishads.
Their religion was based on Gods Grace to erring humanity. It,
therefore, greatly emphasised the doctrine of Avatara or incarnation
and popularised the immortal stories which were afterwards collected
together in the Harivamsa, Vishnu Purana and the Bhagavata Purana.
If you study these books, you will clearly know about the glory of
Lord Krishna.

You can attain God-realisation through worship of Avataras like
Krishna and Rama. Many have already attained God-realisation.
Tukaram, Ramdas, Surdas, Mira Bai, Tulsidas and several others have
seen God face to face. Their powerful writings bespeak of their high
spiritual attainments.

Degree Of Gods Manifestation

There are Purna-Avataras (full incarnations), Amsa-Avataras (partial
incarnations), Avesa-Avataras (inspirational incarnations), etc. The
Lord Krishna has sixteen rays. He is a Purna-Avatara. He still
exists. There are His Nitya-Lilas in Go-Loka or Celestial Vrindavana.

It is only ignorant, deluded souls who speak against the doctrine of
Avatara, who say that the Lord Krishna was a human being only. They
have not studied properly the holy scriptures. They are Tamasic
persons with little understanding. They cavil and carp. The Lord
Krishna says: - The evil-doing, the deluded, the vilest men, they
come not to Me, they whose wisdom is destroyed by illusion, who have
embraced the nature of demons. Such is their fate. -

Friends! Worship Rama or Krishna at all times with all your heart
and with all your mind. Glorify Him in your heart. He will soon
reveal Himself to you and you will feel His Presence. You will
attain immortality and eternal bliss. Glory to Avataras. Glory to
the Lords, Krishna and Rama, the Avataras of Lord Vishnu! May their
blessings be upon you all.

The doctrine of rebirth is a corollary to the Law of Karma. The
differences of disposition that are found between one individual and
another must be due to their respective past actions. Past action
implies past birth. Further, all your Karmas cannot certainly bear
fruit in this life. Therefore, there must be another birth for
enjoying the remaining actions. Each soul has a series of births and
deaths. Births and deaths will continue till you attain Knowledge of
the Imperishable.

Good Karmas lead to incarnation into higher spheres and bad Karmas
into lower. By virtue is obtained ascent to higher planes and by
vice, descent to the lower. From wisdom results beatitude, and
bondage from the reverse. So long as Karmas - whether good or bad -
are not exhausted, men do not attain Moksha or the final
emancipation even in hundreds of Kalpas. Both good and bad Karmas
bind tight the Jiva in their chains. One is a chain of gold and the
other is that of iron. Moksha cannot be attained by man, so long as
Knowledge of the Eternal is not attained."

Swami Sivananda


From: "jagbir singh" <adishakti_org@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun Jan 22, 2006  10:37 pm
Subject: Re: 'reaping the fruits of our past lives' is a difficult concept for me to understand


—- In adishakti_sahaja_yoga@yahoogroups.com, "jagbir singh"
<adishakti_org@y...> wrote:
>
> The ceaseless whirling wheel of samsara - the endless cycle of
> birth, death and rebirth; the total pattern of successive earthly
> lives experienced by a soul - will sooner or later awaken you to
> your divine nature. The ceaseless experience of the soul through
> countless transmigration can only be slowed down over rebirths and
> eventually ended by a fortuitous birth resulting in Self-
> realization, a great spiritual awakening that ends samsara. All
> seekers realizing the existence of the Other Shore must strive with
> mind, body and soul to reach it during this lifetime.
>
> Those souls reaping the fruits of their past lives are always
> awakened by the Law of Karma to continue their spiritual ascent and,
> eventually, final liberation from this earthly ghetto and migration
> to a far better spiritual realm.
>

"Where there is life there is soul. Even the mono-cell organism is a
jeevatma and the push is upward, toward final destination, just as
the river originating in the high mountains pushes toward its
ultimate goal of the ocean. From algae to plant, amoeba to fish,
bird, crawlers, quadrupeds to bipeds the push is forward with the
senses added one by one till all the five senses are developed in
the animals. When the monkey became man the intellect or the sixth
sense emerged. It is the gift of God to man.

God is the goal of human Life

Biological evolution stopped with man. What remains is his spiritual
evolution

There are six steps to reach God: self-examination, purification,
detachment, clarity, awakening and enlightenment. The first three
steps are to be taken by the individual's own effort. When clarity
of mind is attained the Soul, God within, is recognized. He gives a
hand to be lifted up to the highest level of Cosmic Consciousness
and dissolve into Brahmam. That is the final destination of
jeevatma. If no effort is taken jeevatma has to go through the cycle
of birth and death over and over again until it is chastened by
suffering and get enlightened by acquiring the right knowledge.
Therefore, the only purpose of being born as man gifted with the
sixth sense is to evolve spiritually, nothing else."

—Swachid K. Rangan
December 19, 2004

The author, Kasturi Rangan is a resident of Chennai. India. Age 70.
A journalist by profession he has been the New Delhi correspondent
of The New York Times for over 20 years since 1961.


 

 

 


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