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Tattva’s in the light of Dvaita Vedanta of Madhva

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Definition of duḥkha/Sorrow

A very beautiful definition of duḥkha has been given by madhvācārya, the main exponent of the dualistic philosophy, though he himself references this from another text named śabda nirṇaya, judgement on words. He cites in his bhagavad gita tātparya nirṇaya commentary on verses 14.19-21 the following: दुःख दुरिति संप्रोक्तं खं नाम सुखमुच्यते | इति शब्दनिर्णये … 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

The Life of Madhvacharya

Madhvacharya, the main exponent of dvaita philosophy was born in southern Karnataka in a small village of Paajakakshetra near Udipi in the Tulunadu area to a Shivalli Brahmin family. Majority of what is known about Madhvacharya are through a hagiography named Madhvavijaya, the victory of Madhva composed by his devotee and follower, Narayana Panditacharya. Although … Continue reading

Film: The Life of Madhvacharya

Dvaita Vedanta – The philosophical school of dualism

The life of Madhvacharya Madhvacharya, the main exponent of dvaita philosophy was born in southern Karnataka in a small village of Paajakakshetra near Udipi in the Tulunadu area to a Shivalli Brahmin family. Majority of what is known about Madhvacharya are through a hagiography named Madhvavijaya, the victory of Madhva composed by his devotee and … Continue reading

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