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How do Sri Vaishnava Acharyas interpret this verse from the Kaushitaki Upanishad?

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....
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What scripture says “the Pranava is the highest letter”?

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. ...
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What is the difference between Thenkalai and Vadakalai sects of Sri Vaishnavism?

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 ...
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Do Thenkalai Sri Vaishnavas believe that liberated souls have powers of creation of the material Universe?

The released souls do have the power of creation, according to Ramanujacharya in his Sri Bhashya. Here is what Ramanujacharya says in his Sri Bhashya in sutra 4.4.14: In the same way as the ...
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What is the connection between Munitrayam and Swayamacharyas in Sri Vaishnavism?

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. ...
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What scripture says “the Pranava is the highest letter”?

The verse seems to be cited from a certain text called, 'śrīmad-aṣṭākṣara-brahmavidyā' by Devaṛṣi Nārada. This can be found in another work attributed to Vedanta Desikan called śrī-pāñcarātra-rakṣā (...
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If a Tenkalai Iyengar wishes to become Vadakalai or vice versa - do they have to go through an initiation ceremony?

There is no "becoming" a Vadakalai (V) or Thenkalai (T). These categories are all labels that loosely indicate what a person theoretically believes in. I said theoretically because nobody ...
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How come Shankaracharya and some Sri Vaishnava Acharyas prohibit women and shudras from reciting the Vishnu Sahasranama?

Brahmavadini or "an expounder of the Veda" are those women who composed any hymns of the Vedas. The prominent among them were Lopamudra, Vishwawara, Sikta, Ghosha and Maitreyi. Lopamudra was the wife ...
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Did Vedanta Desikan debate Tuvarapati Kavalar?

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 ...
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Sri Vaishnava Acharyas and BharaSamarpanam

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 ...
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What is the reason behind Sri Ahobila Mutt having two acharya parampara branches?

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. ...
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