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Questions about Dvaita (literally duality or dualism), a sub school of Vedanta philosophy propounded by Madhvacharya that is a dualistic interpretation of scriptures and describes the real difference between individual souls, matter and God.

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Is Sri Krishna/Lord Vishnu also known as Mahakala

Hare Krishna Is there any name of Sri Krishna or Lord Vishnu as Mahakal
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Where did Lord Basavanna say this in his works

Where did Lord Basavanna says this and what does it mean : I will pour insects in the mouth of one who identifies, Hari (Vishnu) with Hara (Siva) Hari has ten births and death, Brahma has countless ...
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Why in Shiva Mahapuran the rajasik and the Tamasik and Satwik deities are different. Pls answer according to Vaishnava perspective

Vishnu, Rudra and I (Brahma) represent the Gunas. Siva is free from Gunas. He is the Supreme Brahman, the undecaying. Vishnu is of Sattva attribute, I (Brahma) am of Rajas attribute and Rudra is of ...
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Why Srimad Bhagavatam is not mentioned by Sri Ramanujacharya, Sri Yamunacharya and Sri Adi Shankaracharya. Why is that. Vaishnava answer pls

Why Srimad Bhagavatam is not mentioned by Sri Adi Shankaracharya, Sri Yamunacharya or Sri Ramanujacharya
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Why did Sri Adi Shankaracharya not consider Vaikuntha as eternal loka ? Pls answer according to Vaishnava perspective

Why did Sri Adi Shankaracharya said like this in Sarva Vedanta Siddhanta Sangrah सर्वस्यानित्यत्वे सावयवत्वेन सर्वतः सिद्धे । वैकुण्ठादिषु नित्यत्वमतिर्भ्रम एव मूढबुद्धीनाम् ॥ When it is established ...
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Advaita vs Dvaita

Which is really true Advaita or Dvaita as in Vedanta there are verses which agree with Dvaita philosophy and also verses which agree with Advaita philosophy. Many say that it depends on reality like ...
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Why Sri RamKrishna Paramhansa cut / attack Maa Kali with sword according to both dvaita and advaita perspective

Why did Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa cut Maa Kali on the order of Sadhu Totapuri even though Sri RamKrishna Paramhansa considered both Dvaita and advaita and saguna and nirguna as same and he even said ...
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Vedic Versus that Justify the Difference Between Various Types of Matter

I have been reading the following Wikipedia page on Dvaita Vedanta and came across the five great differences, two of them being the following: Between matter and jīvātman. Between various types of ...
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Why Does the Avadhuta Gita 1.36 say that The Absolute truth is devoid of Both Duality and Nonduality?

While Going through the Avadhuta Gita recently, I came across the following verse. Avadhuta Gita 1.36:- Some seek nonduality, and others duality. They do not know the truth, which is the same at all ...
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How would a dualist respond to the following argument

How would a dualist respond to the following argument made by a nondualist? Brahman cannot be the knower of anything. To know and to understand involve time. There is a before and an after. The ...
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Are there any philosophies other than Dvaita that have the concept of Nitya Samsari?

I have heard that the Dvaita school of Madhvacharya has the concept of 'Nitya - Samsarins'; which means that as per them a particular class of souls would perpetually be bound in the cycle of rebirth. ...
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Moksha According to Shiva and Vasihnav agamas

I have heard that the Vaishnava and Shaivite Agamas mention that the Jiva is different from the Param Atma and that during moksha, the Jivas main their individual personality. Can anyone provide these ...
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Is there any Vedantic teacher or organisation who uses pure reasoning to explain Vedanta?

I fully believe in the Upanishads. But, is there any teacher who teaches Vedanta, using pure reasoning? I am interested to learn. Thanks.
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Is there any Scriptural proof of Ruju Ganas,Jeeva Jeeva Bheda,Svarupa Jnana etc concepts propounded by Shri Madhvacharya ji?

Is there any Scriptural proof of Ruju Ganas, Jeeva Jeeva Bheda, Svarupa Jnana, etc. concepts propounded by Shri Madhvacharya ji? Kindly quote scriptural references Thank You
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What is Madhvacharyaji's opinion on Sarsti mukti?

SB 3.29.13 Translation A pure devotee does not accept any kind of liberation — sālokya, sārṣṭi, sāmīpya, sārūpya or ekatva — even though they are offered by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. I heard ...
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what's the difference between Japa and namasmarana?

my current understanding is that namasmarana is a form of mental japa which is often accompanied by visualization of the rupa pair of the nama, please correct me here thanks
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What is the significance of the Mahavakyas in non-Shankara Advaitic philosophies?

As stated here the Mahavakyas are profound statements taken from the Upanishads. Now in Shankara’s Advaita philosophy one can understand why the Mahavakyas are called so, because the jiva realises his ...
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What is Saatarumarai and why is it done?

I've heard this term called Saatarumarai. But don't know anything on when, where and why it's done. Can someone please tell me
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Research Question: Is there a pattern of ordering of Purvapaksha and Siddhanta in Brahma Sutras?

Brahma Sutras are divided into Adhikaranas Or topics each dealing with a particular part of the philosophy. The Adhikaranas have one or more sutras. Purvapaksha sutras are the opinions of the objector ...
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How do Madhwas explain Taittiriya Upanishad 2.1.1?

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 ...
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Source of Madhvacharya telling that a soul can be split

As I discuss the implications of this question here, The YouTube link given in the main question says it no more available https://youtu.be/NiIuuyW_IRo?t=1865 Can any one give the source as to where ...
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How can Dvaita explain splitting up of soul?

I was researching Dvaita vs Advaita and came across this really interesting question. According to Dvaita, a person can split his soul and take multiple bodies and dissolve karma. But how is this ...
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Source of saying: नित्यं एकमनस्कौ तौ (Nithyam Ekamanaskou tou)

In this video, a Swamiji belonging to Shri Madhwacharya order of Sannyasis, say that Lord Krishna and Bhima had the same mindset and same opinons. He says in Sanskrit, नित्यं एकमनस्कौ तौ They both ...
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What is the form of Ishwara according to Advaita? [duplicate]

NOTE: I'm not asking about Brahman which is attribute less. I'm asking about Saguna Brahman or Ishwara according to the orthodox Advaita Vedanta of Shri Adi Shankaracharya. Here this blog says ...
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Concerning Samanya Upanishads

Have Ramanujacharya , Madhvacharya quoted /cited in their granthaas(works) from Samanya(minor) Upanishads?Do we have any of their view point on Samanya Upanishads.
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What is the source of Shri Adi Shankaracharya saying "ईश्वरः नारायणशीलः" or "Ishwaraha Narayanasheelaha"?

In some religious discourse given by Shri Bannanje Govindacharya, I heard him say that Shri Adi Shankaracharya had said ईश्वरः नारायणशीलः Ishwaraha Narayanasheelaha What is the source of it?
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What is scriptural source for the Madhwas' claim that Lord Vayu took avatar as Lord Hanuman in Ramayana and again as Bhima in Mahabharata? [duplicate]

Madhwas claim a unique thing which as far as I know, no other Hindu denomination claims explicitly that Lord Vayu was first born as Lord Hanuman to serve Lord Rama in Treta Yuga. Lord Vayu was then ...
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How can we unite all vedic sampradaya?

In this Kaliyuga there are many types of schools which are based on their believes. These believes may sometimes lead to quarrel. Without hurting their believes how we can live harmoniously?
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What was debate between Sri karpatri maharaja and Sri vidyamanya tirtha? [closed]

What was debate between Sri karpatri maharaja and Sri vidyamanya tirtha? What was dialogues between them? By which argument Sri karpatri maharaja win the debate ?
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Does Patibhakti lead to Moksha?

Pati is a jivatma, not paramatma. What systems of thought say that having bhakti for jivatmas is a valid way to Moksha? Could Swamibhakti, patibhakti, or bhakti for characters like Bharat, etc lead to ...
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Do Advaitins believe in Brahma tarka?

In Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya 9.135 we find the mention of Brahma Tarka which the Davitins believe in. Do the Advaitins believe in Brahma tarka too?
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Which scripture mentions the method to interpret the Puranas?

Some dvaitins say that Sriman Madhvacharya gave the method to interpret the Purana like three languages, sapta bedhas. In which scripture did Madhvacharya tell this method of interpretation of Puranas?...
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What does the following slokha says about human soul and parabrahman?

Consider the following verse from Srimad-Bhagavatam bhidyate hṛdaya-granthiś chidyante sarva-saṁśayāḥ kṣīyante cāsya karmāṇi dṛṣṭa evātmanīśvare Thus the knot in the heart is pierced, and all ...
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What's the implication on gender dynamics of Bhagavat Gita 9.32 interpreted according to Dvaita in Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya by Shri Madhwacharya?

Here's the 32nd verse, from chapter 9 of Shrimat Bhagavat gita. मां हि पार्थ व्यपाश्रित्य येऽपि स्यु: पापयोनय: | स्त्रियो वैश्यास्तथा शूद्रास्तेऽपि यान्ति परां गतिम् || 9.32 TRANSLATION (Bhagavat ...
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Did any Rishi tell that Lord Hanuman would compose Brahma Sutra Bhashya?

I read somewhere, that in Valmiki Ramayana, its written that Valmiki or some other Rishi predicted that Lord Hanuman would compose Brahma Sutra Bhashya in future. Is this true? Where exactly in ...
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Why do both Advaitins and Dvaithins believe that Mithyathva or Falsity of world cannot be true?

In the famous Advaitasiddhi vs Nyayamrutha debate. Here in Chapter VIII, page 77 First Vyasatirtha poses the following dilemma. Is the falsity of world true or false? Then he proceeds to show how both ...
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What are the views of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu regarding Dvaita of Shri Madhwacharya?

I read here on Hindustack exchange, in the comments of this answer Achintya-vedaveda is completely different from Dvaita philosophy ofSri Madhva.In Chaitanya Charitamrita 2/9/235-51 Mahaprabhu ...
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Are there any Vaishnava commentaries on Vedas available?

I am looking for english translation of Vaishnava commentaries on Vedas (Samhita) if any are available. Any sampradaya be it Sri Vaishnava or Madhavaite or Gaudiya or any other is ok. In general,I ...
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How does Kashmiri Shaivism explain the origin of bondage of souls?

I was having a conversation with a follower of Kashmiri Shaivism mainly Prathyabhijna System. He remarked that Kashmiri Shaivism explains the origin of bondage of souls better than Advaita Vedanta or ...
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Is English translation of Laghu Chandrika of Gauda Brahmananda Saraswathi available online?

Laghu Chandrika is supposed to be a famous book studied by Advaitins. It is reply to Tarangini(Dvaita) which is reply to Advaita Siddhi(Advaita) which is a reply to Nyayamrita(Dvaita) There is also ...
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Did Madhusudhana Saraswathi, in his Advaitha Siddhi depart and deviate from the opinions of Adi Shankaracharya regarding Advaita philosophy?

BNK Sharma, a well known scholar and author belonging to Dwaita school of Vedanta has written this in his book Advaita Siddhi vs Nyayamrita, an up to date appraisal. Here's the excerpt Is this true? ...
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What exactly is Abhinava Anyatha Khyati of Madhwas?

Khyativada is the theory of error in Hindu an Indic philosophies There are eight other Khyatis (Refer for detailed information) Atma-Khyati A-Khyati Sadasat-khyati Anirvachniya-khyati Asat-Khyati ...
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What is tattvavada?

Is it a concept from Dvaita? Or is it another name for the whole of Madhwa's Dvaita philosophy? Is it supposed to be the true or real state or truth or reality?
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Are there sub-schools of Dvaita Vedanta?

Are there sub-schools of Dvaita Vedanta, other than Madhava school? Madhava adopts Eternal Damnation for the third category of jivas. Are there sub-schools of Dvaita which adopt Universal Salvation of ...
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what is the philosophy of bhagvat gita, advita or dvaita?

What is the philosophy of bhagvat gita, weather it is dvaita, dualistic and the world is real. Or it is advita, non dualistic and the world is an illusion.
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What are the verse in the Vedas and upanishades that support dualistic philosophy of dvaita vedanta?

Dvaita Vedanta is dualistic school of philosophy and interpretation of the Vedas and upanishades. Dvaita Vedanta is a dualistic interpretation of the Vedas which espouses dualism by theorizing the ...
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Does the Dvaita Vedanta school of thought of Hinduism believe in eternal heaven?

https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/44487/22556 This is an answer to the question that I asked about different schools of thought in Hinduism. In the Dvaita Vedanta school it is written that the soul ...
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How does Upadhi create Bheda in Abheda Brahman according to Advaita?

TLDR: It's easy to explain confusing a rope to be a snake. But how is spatial dimension imagined? Does Brahman have spatial dimension. If yes how is that not Bheda? If no, then how is spatial ...
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Are there any answers from the School of Advaita to Shri Madhwacharya's Mayavada Khandana and Upadhi Khandana?

Does any Advaitin has answered or has answers to Shri Madhwacharya's Mayavada Khandana and Upadhi Khandana? MAYAVADA KHANDANA (Refer ESSENTIALS OF DASAPRAKARANA translated by Prof. K.T. Pandurangi) ...
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What are Vrittis and Lakshanas? What are some good basic intro Books or Websites for learning this?

We know while interpreting Vedas and Upanishads and Brahma Sutras, we often hear words like Jahad lakshana, Mukhya vritti, Shakti vritti, Ajahad lakshana, Vikara artha and Prachurya artha etc. What ...
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