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According to Rupa Goswami, one of the direct disciples of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Shri Krishna exhibits a total of sixty four qualities, of which fifty of them ordinary Jivas can possess. The following are the fifty qualities by pure devotion: Beautiful bodily features which automatically attract the eyes, called rucira Auspicious characteristics ...


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Achintya Bhedabheda agrees with Visistadvaita on the meaning of the word Nirguna. Here's what this chapter of the Chaitanya Charitamrita says: According to Vedānta philosophy, the Absolute Truth is a person. When the word ‘nirguṇa’ [‘without qualities’] is used, it is to be understood that the Lord has attributes that are totally spiritual. It's also ...


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In the ĪśaU, the passage occurs in verse 16: pūṣann ekarṣe yama sūrya prājāpatya vyūha raśmīn samūha tejaḥ; yat te rūpaṁ kalyāṇatamaṁ tat te paśyāmi yo ‘sāv asau puruṣaḥ so ’ham asmi. The interpretation of Sankara, VedantaDesika and Madhva mainly concern the ontological relationship between what is denoted by the term saḥ and what is denoted by the ...


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In Bhagavad-gītā 14.2 we find, By becoming fixed in this knowledge (of discernment of the guṇas), one can attain to the transcendental nature like My own. Thus established, one is not born at the time of creation or disturbed at the time of dissolution. The quality of a living entity after liberation, which is the real nature, is explained in this ...


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Ramanujacharya provides many quotes from the Vedas in this section of the Jijnasa Adhikarana of the Sri Bhashya to demonstrate that the supreme Brahman is Saguna, not Nirguna: We now turn to the assertion that certain scriptural texts, as e.g. 'Being only was this in the beginning,' are meant to teach that there truly exists only one homogeneous substance,...


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As we know that vedvyasa compiled Brahma sutras, which are considered the essence of upanishidic philosophy- similarly vyasa's two students jaimini compiled purva mimansa (on karma kanda/brahmanas) and devata kanda sutras(on samhitas) Although the purva mimansa sutras sutras and Brahma sutras have survived, the devata kanda sutras are lost but there are ...


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"Where one sees nothing else, hears nothing else, understands nothing else, that is the greatest (Infinite, nirguna). Where one sees something else, hears something else, understands something else, that is the little (finite, saguna). The greatest is immortal; the little is mortal." (Chandogya Upanishad 7-24-1) "It is neither coarse nor fine, neither ...


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First thing first. Atman or self is not part of the Brahman or supreme consciousness. It is an instance of it. For example, you might have a piece of white paper. That piece is a part of a larger paper. But the whiteness of that piece is not a part of whiteness, it is an instance of whiteness (See Plato's forms). In Upanishad and later Vedanta philosophy,...


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The status of Buddhi (intellect) is ambiguous from the Prakruti (nature) perspective. It can be interpreted both the ways -- if Buddhi belongs to Prakruti or not? Yes Sattva, Rajas, Tamas as 3 modes are born out of the Prakruti. According to these modes, an entity may have SAtvika, RAjasika, TAmasika -- Buddhi-s [BG 18.30-32]. Which means Buddhi is ...


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It is same as Vishistadviata. Quoting from Laghu Bhagavatamrta of Rupa Goswami. Brahma Tarka says: "gunaih svarupa bh-utais tu guny asau harir isvarah na visnor nac a muktanam kvapi bhinno guno matah" "The Lord is endowed with qualities which arise from his svarupa. The qualities of Visnu and liberated souls are not different from their ...


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