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""In the Monkey school, the devotee actively clings to god, who saves him through his grace, just as..."


"In the Monkey school, the devotee actively clings to god, who saves him through his grace, just as a baby monkey clings to its mother as she moves through the trees.

In the Cat school, by contrast, the devotee is passive and is saved through grace alone, as kittens allow a mother cat to pick them up by the scruffs of their necks and carry them without any effort on their part. Indeed the Cat devotee should not make any effort, should go limp as a kitten, since any effort would simply get in the way of the mother cat.”


- Description of two opposing philosophical schools of the Shri Vaishnava sect of Hinduism, from Wendy Doniger, The Hindus: An Alternative History

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