Sri Madhvacharya who started the Brahma Sampradaya which have Dvaita Vedanta as its philosophy, believed in the concept of eternal damnation.This means that according to Madhvacharya, some demonic souls who have committed many sins are bound to be born in low births or even suffer in hell for an eternal time. This almost feels like the abrahamic concept of eternal hell for non-believers. Abrahamic faiths are also known to be Dvaitic.

Gaudiya Sampradaya also came into being from Brahma Sampradaya and Gaudiya themselves consider Brahma as their first Guru in paramparam. Though the only difference is Gaudiyas believe in Achintya BhedaBheda while Madhavites believe in Dvaita.

So my question is is the concept of eternal damnation of Madhvacharya supported by Gaudiya Vaishnavas/ISKCON?

  • Simple answer: No. Although such a state of being in hell for a very long time is possible. – dev Jan 30 at 19:45

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