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What is Dwaita philosphy? what are the salient features of it ?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 08 Feb '13 04:32 pm
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Dvaita is a school of Vedanta founded by Shri Madhvacharya who was also known as Purna Prajna and Ananda Tirtha. Dvaita stresses a strict distinction between God the Supreme-Soul (paramaatma ) and the individual souls (jiivatma ). According to Madhvacharya, the individual souls of beings are not 'created' by God but do, nonetheless, depend on Him for their existence.
Dvaita Vedanta (dualistic conclusions of the Vedas) espouses dualism by theorizing the existence of two separate realities. The first and the more important reality is that of Vishnu or Brahman. Vishnu is the supreme Self, God, the absolute truth of the universe, the independent reality. The second reality is that of dependent but equally real universe that exists with its own separate essence. Everything that is composed of the second reality, such as individual soul (Jiva), matter, etc. exist with their own separate reality. The distinguishing factor of this philosophy as opposed to Advaita Vedanta (monistic conclusion ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 08 Feb '13 04:38 pm

 
  
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The purpose of life of the human being is to realization of god during the life span of human;s, is the fundamental concept of Indian Philosophy under which Dwaita concept emphasis's two things as almighty god as supreme and the lesser one as jeeva with various levels of living being of which humans are on better positioned to attain salvation.
Though theoretically only two things should have existed as ! 1)super power god 2) less powered
humans but in reality it is not so as variety of living beings exists along with humans has not been explained except that of various level of salvation to living beings depending on the capacity of particular
being in question.
Answered by Bala krishna, 15 Nov '13 01:20 pm

 
  
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There are two concepts reading the relationship between God and the living beings.
Dwait (dual) concept sees the both as different from each other. Lord Krishna told Arjun, "Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be." This is taken as proof of the plurality of the individual soul and of the Lord
Adwait concept sees no difference between Param-aatma and aatma. Like the drop of water and the ocean they merge together and become non-different from each other
Answered by Vikram, 08 Feb '13 05:05 pm

 
  
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Dvaita,an important school in Vedanta, one of the six philosophical systems (darshans) of Hinduism. Its founder was Madhva, also called Anandatirtha (c. 11991278), who came from the area of modern Karnataka state, where he still has many followers. Already during his lifetime, Madhva was regarded by his followers as an incarnation of the wind god Vayu, who had been sent to earth by Lord Vishnu to save the good, after the powers of evil had sent the philosopher Shankara, an important proponent of the Advaita (Nondualist) school.

In his expositions, Madhva shows the influence of the Nyaya philosophical school. He maintains that Vishnu is the supreme God, thus identifying the brahman, or absolute reality, of the Upanishads with a personal god, as Ramanuja (c. 10501137) had done before him. There are in Madhvas system three eternal, ontological orders: that of God, that of soul, and that of inanimate nature. The existence of God is demonstrable by logical proof, though only scripture te ...more
Answered by Psycho, 08 Feb '13 04:35 pm

 
  
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