Achintyabhedabheda Vedanta

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External Article: Is Jiva Gosvami’s philosophy the same as Sri Caitanya’s?

By Dina Dayala dasa (Dario Knez) – Is Jiva Gosvami’s philosophy the same as Sri Caitanya’s? (http://www.dandavats.com/wp-content/uploads/Dina_Dayala_dasa_-_On_Jiva_Goswami.htm) Introduction Jiva Gosvami (1513-1598) is the youngest of the six Gosvamis of Vrindavana [1] who are honoured as genuine representatives of the teachings and faith of Caitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1534). All of them, except Jiva Gosvami, were personally inspired, instructed or commissioned by Caitanya. (Kapoor, 1984, 54). It seems that Jiva did not have the privilege to … Continue reading

īśopaniṣat – A comparative study

This series will attempt to compare and analyse the commentarial works of Shamkara, Madhva and A.C Bhaktivedanta on the īśa upaniṣad, thus providing an objective, informative and impartial view on the upaniṣad. om pūrṇamadaḥ pūrṇamidaṁ pūrṇāt pūrṇamudacyate | pūrṇasya pūrṇamādāya pūrṇamevāvaśiṣyate || om śāṁtiḥ śāṁtiḥ śāṁtiḥ || Commencing the work on the Upanishad, Shankara and … Continue reading

Achintyabhedabheda Vedanta – The philosophical school of inconceivable oneness and difference

Literature According to Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Chaitanya concluded that Shabda Pramana[1] is the ultimate proof for knowledge and hence acknowledged that Vedic literature is the ultimate source, in particular the Srimad Bhagavatam. Though later scholars in the tradition wrote commentarial works to disseminate the Gaudiya position, Chaitanya had only written one work, composed of eight verses … Continue reading

The Life of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Chaitanya, the main inspirer of the Achintya bheda abheda philosophy was born in the city of Navadvip to a Bengali Brahmin family, though the exact birthplace is contested within the tradition between Nadia and Mayapur. There is some controversy regarding the exact birth of Chaitanya, with the majority holding 1486 A.D. and a few academics suggesting … Continue reading

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