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First of all, these aren't the two main sub-sects of Vaishnavism, they are the two main sub-sects of Sri Vaishnavism. There are other Vaishnava Sampradayas, like the Gaudiya Vaishnava sect that ISKCON adheres to. What distinguishes Sri Vaishnavas from other kinds of Vaishnavas are mainly two things: our beliefs, and our origins. Gaudiya Vaishnavas ...


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Ramanujacharya discusses this Kaushitaki Upanishad verse in this section of the Sri Bhashya, commenting on Adhyaya 2 Pada 3 Sutra 41 of the Brahma Sutras: [Objection:] “But there is a scriptural text.--'He (the Lord) makes him whom he wishes to lead up from these worlds do a good deed, and the same makes him whom he wishes to lead down from these worlds ...


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I couldn't find the exact phrase you cited but in the Kathopanishad 1.2.16 Yama says to Nachiketa "etaddhyevākṣaraṃ param" (etad hi eva akṣaraṃ param). "etad" means "this" referring to the Pranava. This is likely the source for Desika's quote as it is virtually identical (just replace etad with praNavaH).


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The Vadakalai Sankalpam: Sri Bhavatagya sriman Narayana preethiyartham ~ "By the command of Bhagavat, (I do this act) for the pleasure of Lord Narayana". [Prītyā=sans. joy, pleasure] Since the Vadakalai Sankalpam is practically identical to the smarta in construction, we'll take that as the standard, and let's consider why the tenkalai sankalpam is ...


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Before I set out to elaborate my explanations to your questions to my limited capacity, there are a few things I would like to state outright: (1) The Srivaishanavite scholars claim a perfect concordance between the conclusions f the Srutis and Dhivya Prabandhas. This is just an embellished claim, and while there are considerable similarities, there are ...


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18 points of dispute: The Nature of Lakshmi (Sri). Vadagalai -Sri has essential pervasion (svarupa vyapti), the same as Narayana. They are coeval in that they both share the same essential nature and together they form a dual entity with a co-operative identity. Lakshmi is completely Divine as per the teachings of Lakshmi Tantra, and the ...


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TLDR: This is not tracing the Samasaryana Guru Parampara but the Prapatti Guru Parampara Long version: By definition the Guru Parampara of a Swayamacharya is just his line of biological ancestors. This definition is not strictly correct. The Svayamacharya tradition is not strictly passed from father to son but from "current elder/spiritual leader/...


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I will attempt to compile a Yes/No answer for this question in reference to the various biographies of Vedanta Desikan. I will start with one biography and add more later. Others are free to append to this list. Vedanta Desika Vaibhava Prakasika by Choza-simhapuram (Sholingapuram) Doddayyacharyar does not mention the debate with Tuvarapati Kavalar. You can ...


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adiyen dasan adiyen. only way in this kaliyuga for attainment of moksha aka srivaikuntham is perform prapatti(bara samarpanam) and lead a life of true prapannan. iN desika sampradayam prapatti or bara samarpanam is done separately . where as in tenacharya sampradayam prapatti(barasamarpanam) is essential part of pancha samskaram or samashrayanam.off ...


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I just want to give a clear picture about what are the origins of the Ahobila mutt. It is a religious institution formed at the end of the 14th century by Srimad Aadivan Satakopa Yateendra mahadesika. He was born in the year 1379 in the prestigious Athreya gothra to a great scholar who lived in Thirunarayanapuram (Melkote) called Keshavachar. He was named ...


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Like I mentioned before, the parayathadhikarana (2-3-41) in Brahma Sutras discusses the issue of agency in great detail. The central question of this topic is whether the jiva possesses free will. The conclusions drawn there suggest that even though the agency of an action is with the jiva, it is the Lord who directs him as the antaryamin. Similarly, if we ...


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