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Vedanta Philosophy of
Jagadguru Madhvacharya

madhwacharya Jagadguru Madhvacharya (1199 CE) revealed the philosophy of dvaita vedanta or dualism. He said that the souls, maya and God are described in the Vedas, therefore these are to be accepted as existences (tattva).

If there are scriptural verses that relate to advaita or nondual philosophy, they are secondary, not primary. According to his philosophy, a soul can attain God realization and liberation only through bhakti.

To refer to yourself as God is a delusion, because it can be clearly seen that God is omnipresent and the soul is not; God is all-powerful and the soul's powers are limited; God is the creator and is omniscient, and the soul is ignorant.

Jagadguru Madhvacharya said we should constantly remember God so that at the time of death, we will remember Him. The pain experienced at the time of death surpasses the stings of thousands of scorpions. At that time, a person remains bound by various kinds of worldly attachments so he feels extremely agitated and he forgets God.

He said that according to the actions of your past lives, you receive happiness or sorrow. While experiencing happiness we should not forget God, and while experiencing sorrow, we should feel God's grace.

Absorb yourself in the love of God. Remain unswervingly on the path recognized by the Vedas and other scriptures. When doing any good action, humbly remember God. He is your everything.

Don't waste your precious time in unnecessary worldly conflicts. Drown yourself in the love of God. There is nothing greater than thinking about, listening to, remembering and praising God's names and virtues.

Even by the slightest remembrance of Krishna's lotus feet, all of your sins may be burned up. Then, through wholehearted devotion, everything will be attained.