madhvAcArya and dvaita

Source : “This universe is real and is not Mithya or an illusion. The finite beings comprising the universe are subject to a system of gradation, beginning with the Goddess Laxmi, followed by other minor gods, seers, human beings and undivine beings. The rank of any soul in this scheme of gradation depends on the degree of its devotion to God. God is an embodiment of all virtues and excellences and ever remains untouched by any kind of blemish (Dosha). He has countless Roopas and forms. ……… Every follower of the Madhwa School should have a firm belief in the Pancha-bheda—five real and eternal distinctions. The distinction between one Jiva and another Jiva (jeeva-jeeva), between the Jiva and matter (jeeva-jada), between one piece of matter and another (jada-jada), between matter and spirit (Jada-Deva), between the Supreme Being and the individual soul (Deva-Jeeva).”

See Also :

  1. http://www.gururaghavendra.org/ and
  2. http://www.dvaita.org for details on Sri Raghavendra Swamy and the Dwaita or dualist system of philosophy, popularised by Sri Madhwacharya
  3. See Also :  Blog  on Kannada songs, recipies, culture by Meera Subbarao,
  4. http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/scripts/FullindexDefault.htm?path1=/data/upload/0030/531&first=1&last=641&barcode=1010010030526  (Brahmasutra.. Madhvacarya)