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Indra drank Amrita and so he cannot die. How can this be reconciled with "Indra" just being a position? If an Indra or a Brahma dies, would another jiva immediately take that palce? What stops two Jivas attaining one of these positions at the same time?

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    Drinking Amrita doesn't actually make you live forever, it just gives you a long life. The position of Indra lasts for one Manvantara, and this is a universal belief of Hindus in general, not just Vaishnavas. In any case, Sri Vaishnavas believe that everyone other than Vishnu in his various forms - Para, Vyuha, Vibhava, Antaryami, and Archa - is a Jiva, whether they're a Baddha Jiva, a Nitya Suri, or a Mukta. – Keshav Srinivasan Apr 4 '18 at 17:30
  • "What about Lakshmi?" That's an area where Thenkalais and Vadakalais disagree. Thenkalais consider Lakshmi a Nitya Suri, whereas Vadakalais consider her to be Paramatma. – Keshav Srinivasan Apr 4 '18 at 17:41
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    "What stops two Jivas attaining one of these positions at the same time?" - brahman – ram Apr 4 '18 at 21:40
  • also, there are multiple anda-katahas, each with its own brahma,rudra,indras. so multiple jivas do get the same position, but in different cosmoses. – ram Apr 4 '18 at 21:41

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