According to Vishishta Advaita following are the means for liberation-

  1. Primary - Self Surrender (Sharangati).
  2. Secondary - Devotion (Bhakti).

For now my primary concern is Self surrender. One can't be liberated from birth-death cycle without exhausting one's Karmic seeds, i.e impressions to cause further material events or existence (Sanchita Karmas). God don't (or can't?) exhaust one's sanchita karmas then how & why self surrender work? Can self surrender exhaust Sanchita Karmas? If not, why self surrender is a valid method for liberation?

  • Sri Vaishnavas believe that once you perform Sharanagati, Sriman Narayana destroys your entire stock of Sanchita Karmas, so that you only have Prarabdha Karmas left to experience. Jul 30 '17 at 5:47
  • Interesting. You can answer @KeshavSrinivasan Jul 30 '17 at 5:50

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