Sri Madhvacarya: His Life, Religion and Philosophy

  • Sri Madhvacarya: His Life, Religion and Philosophy
by Swami Tapasyananda

The life and philosophy of the thirteenth century proponent of Bhakti.

  • 94 pages, Indian paperback
  • 81-7120-257-8
Madhvacharya (1238–1317 CE), also known as Purna Prajña and Ananda Tīrtha, was a Hindu philosopher and the chief proponent of the Dvaita (dualism) school of Vedanta. Madhva referred his philosophy as Tattvavada meaning "the realist viewpoint". His philosophy is a sharp criticism of Shankara's Advaita Vedanta. Perhaps most telling is Madhvacharya's rejection of Jnana Yoga (path of knowledge) as the means of moksha, and his belief that Bhakti marga (devotion) is the only path to salvation.

This book comprises one of the chapters from Bhakti Schools of Vedanta thus providing readers with a less daunting introduction to the larger work.

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