Madhusudhan Saraswati, the author of the famous work, Advaitasiddhi was a Vaishnava belonging to the Shankarite sect. A great devotee of Shri Krishna, he is said to have been initially against Advaita but later accepted it to be the highest truth. It is often said that he was highly influenced by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in his early days.

So my questions are:

• Did he accept Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to be an incarnation of Krishna?

• What was his opinion of Mahaprabhu's Achintya Bheda Abheda philosophy?

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    madhusudana converted from vaishnavism to advaita - meaning, he embraced advaita after having spent time on pure vaishnavism. So while he may respect vaishnava saints, his core philosophy is advaita. This advaitin vaishnava classification is new. What is it. – user1195 Nov 26 '17 at 17:32
  • @SuryaKantaBoseChowdhury in advaita vedanta no vishnu or krishna at absolute level – Rakesh Joshi Nov 27 '17 at 15:29
  • @RakeshJoshi I am aware of it. – Surya Kanta Bose Chowdhury Nov 27 '17 at 16:32
  • @RakeshJoshi But there is Krishna and Vishnu at relative level. Advaita state can only be experienced in Samadhi but when you are on relative plane, i.e, aware of world, God with forms is real and you can still be a devotee of Krishna or Vishnu or Shiva or Rama or Shakti. – Chinmay Sarupria Sep 5 '18 at 10:38
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    @ChinmaySarupria yes there are no planes like Pratibhasika etc. They exist only in the commentary of Sankara. World is real a child to his parents. – Rakesh Joshi Sep 5 '18 at 12:12

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