Acharya Madhva’s line of thought gave a new turn to the tradition of Indian In later times, when the un- philosophical trend emphasizing only. (Prize winning essay in the Essay Writing Competition organized by IT Madhva Sangha, Hyderabad, in August ) Author: Sri Prasanna. Sri Madhvacharys is our loving and worshipful GURU. The Philosophy of Sri Madhawa is “DWAITA VEDANTA”. Sri MAdhva is a third Avatar of.

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Good elaboration of tatva vada. Quitessence of ‘sarvamoola’hence of all sacchastras has been brought out beautifully. Harekrishna Sajjana vidheya Saadhaka. Namaskara Sri Venkatesh Good suggestion made by you. We already have one article in this regard. Please check this link: This is an awesome article explaining Sri Madhva siddhanta.

Sri Madhva says Liberation of Mukthi is only a state of perfection one attains on account of perfect development of one’s own personality and it is not reaching GOD. However, i have a doubt.

Now what happens to the Jivaas of great saints after death? Wont they ever reach God at all? Wont they attain Mukthi on attaining Lord’s feet philsophy

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If God and the Jiva are different, then pls explain what happens after the death of saints like Guru Raghavendra who wont be subject to birth again? Sandhya ji You wrote: Where did you read or hear this? The first part is correct, but the second philosoph is not.

There are four types of Muktis – salokya, sarupya, sameepya and sayujya – all four types happen in vaikuntha only, which is the abode of GOD. After death, the mukti yogya souls reside in brahma loka till the completion of kalpa brahma’s years or 31, thousand crore human years.

There after, brahma devaru will lead the mukta souls in their journey to vaikuntha. Thanks for this info. Being a Sadhaka, we have to know various philosophies and then make a sincere attempt to get the cream of it. In that sense, I am now studying Madhwa philosophy. This was a good article. I need some more info. Madhwa Vallabha, I need your email id. A brief background of Jagadguru Sri Madhwacharya: He is the chief proponent of TattvavAda, popularly known as Dvaita. Kindly note that this blog contains important topics discussed in our Orkut community and some articles on tattvavAda philosophy.

Padmashri Bannanje Govindacharya Publisher: Poornaprajna Vidyapeeta, Bengaluru Acharya Madhva’s line of thought gave a new turn to the tradition of Indian Philosophy. This has been called by the name ‘tatvavaada’ in ancient works. In later times, when the un- philosophical trend emphasizing only conflict became prominent for recognizing Vedic schools of thought only in terms of Dvaita-Advaita etc. But from the standpoint of True Vedic tradition, this is not a name that can be fully justified In the philosophical system of Acharya, tatvas or categories of reality are primarily two: Independent reality and dependent reality.


God who creates the universe is the Independent reality; the entire universe created by him is the dependent reality. Lord Narayana alone is the Supreme Independent God-head. Monotheism alone is thus the quintessence of Vedic phioosophy and not polytheism. All names of God are only epithets; God is the Ocean of all qualities or excellence.

Hence any name is good enough to invoke God. All names designate only God. Not only Vedic words, not only Sanskrit names, whatever the word madhhwa be, in philosophj language wherever in the world, every name will designate Him alike. For, there is no sound or word, in any language of the world, which is not essentially a name of God.


Though God is one, divinities are many. These divinities are not Gods: These siddhas or realized adepts can serve as gurus to guide the jiva or soul who is still a sadhaka or religious seeker. If God is ‘bimba’ or the original substrate, jivas or souls are His pratibimbas or images. The image is always dependent on the original substrate; it can never become identical with it. One original substrate can have many images. Even so the souls can be many.

Each soul has its own distinct individuality, different from another.

So many souls, as many varieties. Along with all these differential gradations, these souls are all entwined in the single thread of similarity to God in their knowledge-aspect.

Just as souls, the inanimate substances too that go into the creative apparatus of the universe are innumerable. Thus the soul jivawho is at the center in the triple categories of God-soul inanimate world, becomes involved in the meshes of samsara or bondage when he leans towards one side; becomes liberated if he leans to the other side.

There is one important point to be noted here. Mukti or liberation does not mean any cessation of the World itself. It is not any disappearance of a World falsely held as real. Liberation means release from the bondage of the world. The world, does exist even after release; but there is no bondage.

Earlier, the soul being unaware of its power of self-consciousness, was ignorant of the original substrate, viz. God ; and had become a tool in the hands of the inconscient, searching in vain for the original. But now in release he has conquered inconscient Nature; for he has now become conscious of God, who is his original and also the First Cause of the entire universe. The inconscient world is five-faceted; five elements, five elemental essences, five sheaths, five sense-organs etc.

That is why it is designated as “pra-pancha” or a ‘perfect pentad’. In this pentad intermixed in a five fold manner, the principle of prana or life is also a five-fold entity of prana, apana, vyana, udana and samana.

Moreover, it is being controlled all the time by God who also assumes five forms, viz: Aniruddha, Pradyumna, Samkarashana, Vasudeva and Narayana. Thus one might distinguish a five-fold difference too in this world; 1 difference between one inconscient and another inconscient; 2 difference between inconscient and the soul; 3 difference between the inconscient and God; 4 difference between one soul and another; 5 difference between soul and God.


This difference is neither temporary nor merely practical; it is an invariable and natural property of everything.

For such is the law of nature: One is not two; two is not one. Acharya effected a synthesis and integration between several self-contradictory notions which had accumulated by his time regarding God, devotion and the universe.

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We might refer here to some of the important ones among them: God is both endowed with forms and is formless; both qualified and unqualified. He is endowed with forms because He has a body phiilosophy knowledge and Bliss. He is formless because he has no body within the reach of our finite thought. He is qualified because He possesses in perfection all good or auspicious attributes.

He is unqualified also because He is devoid of all material adjuncts. When viewed from the right standpoint, it will be realized that all modes of utterance express varied aspects of the only truth.

The Vedic literature will not open out its secrets to one who is not having this synthetic vision. The World is not a magic show improvised by any magician. It is ultimately true. From another phliosophy, it is untrue also. Its truth is restrained by God; hence it is untrue. Similarly, there is no truth in the objection that the Vedic religion is tainted with iconolatry or image-worship.

For, it does not worship icons; it worships only God symbolized by the icons. Is not the all-existent God existing in the icon? Among other significant contributions of Acharya’s Tatvavada, vyakti-vishishtavada or unique individuality of every soul and svabhavada or theory of unalterable natural law governing humanity deserves notice. The following is a summary statement of it: There is no object like another. There is no person or jiva like another.

No man’s nature is like that of another. Underlying everything and every individual person, there is a unique individuality or specialty. The all-round and complete development of this special personality is indeed the goal of human life.

Human life of bondage samsara is none other than a practical workshop that helps the individual soul to attain the perfect development of his personality in dependence upon God. Mukti or release is only a state of perfection or enjoying the bliss of such a perfect development of one’s own personality. Each one’s attainment is commensurate with one’s effort.

Our development is in keeping with our personality. The sea is full; the tank is full; even water-pots may be full of water.