Madhwas hold that Akasha was not created and it was eternally present.

But Taittiriya Upanishad, Brahmananda Valli, First Shloka (2.1.1) says

तस्मा॒द्वा ए॒तस्मा॑दा॒त्मन॑ आका॒शः सम्भू॑तः
Tasmadva etasmadatmana akasas sambhutah

From Atma Akasha was created.

Edit: Here is a source I found on internet.

Space contains everything and makes movement possible. According to Madhvacharya, there are two kinds of Akasha (Space) – the Avyakritakasa (uncreated eternal and unmodified space), and Akasa forming one of the five elements evolved out of Prakriti. Avakritakasa are coeval with Brahman like Prakriti and the Jiva.

So do Madhwas consider the Upanishad verse as the creation, not of Avyakritaakasha but of Akasha of Pancha Bhootas?

If so what exactly are these and the difference between Avyakritaakasha and Akasha of the Pancha Bhootas?

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    Do you have a reference where Madhva (or another Dvaita acharya) said this? Jul 19, 2022 at 3:22
  • Yeah, you have to provide the source where Mādhva or some Dvaitin says that ākāśa is eternally present and not created. Without the source, this question cannot be answered and is incomplete.
    – Bingming
    Dec 29, 2022 at 7:13
  • Have added the source @Bingming
    – user28152
    Dec 29, 2022 at 13:24
  • Habe added the source @MassEnquirer
    – user28152
    Dec 29, 2022 at 13:24


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