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The Great Madhva Acarya

The Great Madhva Acarya

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Biographies, Madhva Acarya | 0 comments

The Great Madhva Acarya(1238-1317 A.D.) Page 1 – Biography Sri Madhvacarya, also known as Vasudeva, Ananda Tirtha and Purnaprajna, is one of India’s greatest theologians. He is the founder of dvaita philosophy, and along with Sankaracarya, is one of the most important commentators on theUpanisads, Bhagavad-gita and the Brahma-sutras. His doctrine...

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Ramanuja and Sri Vaisnavism

Ramanuja and Sri Vaisnavism

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Ramanuja Acarya | 0 comments

Ramanuja Acarya (1017-1137 A.D.) Page 1–Ramanuja and Sri Vaisnavism Note: In India there are many schools of Vaisnavism, and they are generally named after the particular founder that initially propounded them. Consequently, there is the Vaisnavism styled after Madhva, Nimbarka, Vallabha, Caitanya, Ramananda, Jayadeva, J–anesvara, and so on. Each of these...

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Vadakalai/Tenkalai Doctrinal Differences

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Ramanuja Acarya | 0 comments

Ramanuja Acarya (1017-1137 A.D.) Page 4 – Vadakalai/Tenkalai Doctrinal Differences The divisions that developed within the Sri Vaisnava community in the centuries after Ramanuja are the result of doctrinal differences, the roots of which, can be traced back to the time of the Alvars and the acaryas. The actual split into two schools, the Vadakalai...

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Writings and Theology

Writings and Theology

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Madhva Acarya | 0 comments

 The Great Madhva Acarya (1238-1317 A.D.) Page 2 – Writings and Theology   The writings of Madhvacarya comprise thirty-seven works, collectively called the sarva-mula. They are divided into four groups. The first group includes his commentaries on the Upanisads, Bhagavad-gita and Vedanta-sutra. In this group there are ten Upanisad commentaries,...

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British Orientalism

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Kedarnath Datta Bhaktivinoda | 0 comments

Kedarnath Datta Bhaktivinoda British Orientalism British Orientalism (1772 to 1835) was a unique phenomenon in British Indian history that was inspired by the needs of the East India Company to train a class of British administrators in the languages and culture of India. This period of British Indian began in 1772 with the coming to power of Warren...

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Monastic Tradition

Monastic Tradition

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Sankara Acarya | 0 comments

Sankara Acarya Page 4–Monastic Tradition   Dasa-nami-sampradaya The advaita tradition can be described in terms of two aspects – the textual/philosophical tradition of commentaries and sub-commentaries to thevedanta works, and the religious tradition of renunciation (sannyasa), which is emphasized to a great deal in Sankaracarya’s works....

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