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, one of the six classical systems of Indian philosophy. The term "Vedanta" has the literal meaning "the end of the Veda" and refers both to the teaching of the Upanishads, which constitute the last section of the Veda, and to the knowledge of its ultimate meaning.
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Okita presents us with a rigorous and objective study of how and when the Gaudlya Vaisnava sampradaya lineage was constructed, as well as a philologically grounded study of Baladeva's thought in relation to his primary predecessors, especially Sankara, Sridhara Svamin, Madhva, Vijayadhvaja, and Jiva Gosvamin.
Second, Naranappa, rehearsing Charvaka brahmin-baiting, takes a savage delight in confounding Madhva pieties.
But the earlier Vaisnava Vedantins like Madhva introduced a categorization of the stages of mukti, viz.
For instance, in his commentaries on three Bhagavata texts, he has accommodated, like his predecessor Madhva, a healthy compromise between dualism and monism, Saivism and Vaisnavism, and between Saktism and Vaisnavism.
1, 1986, 115, 153), which may or may not have been specifically aimed at Madhva, the most direct and personal attack on Madhva came in the Madhvatantramukhamardana by the Visistadvaitin Appayadiksita.
For instance, my own family, I am told, ultimately was closely connected to the Madhva Vaisnava tradition, though this Vaisnava preference was not exclusive when I was growing up.
Schouten translates maya as "illusion," which is customary when we speak about the Advaita sect of Vedanta; but this was not the original meaning of the word in Vedic literature, nor was it accepted by later Vedantins such as Ramanuja and Madhva, nor is this the Virasaiva meaning, and Virasaiva authors have very explicitly argued against such an interpretation of the term.
Ramanuja's Perspective," by Kim Skoog; and "Direct Knowledge of God and Living Liberation in the Religious Thought of Madhva," by Daniel P.
Laksmi is mentioned in one line as a Vedantic intermediary deity in the scheme of Madhva.
In giving up the thread, the text points out, Sattada samnyasins are more akin to followers of Sankara and Madhva than to the brahmin tridandins who follow Ramanuja.
Narain's Outlines of Madhva Philosophy (Allahabad, 1962) and A Critique of the Madhva Refutation of Sankara Vedanta (Allahabad, 1964), and K.