Hari Om Introduction The philosophy of Sri Vallabhacharya is Suddha-Advaita or pure monism, because he does not admit Maya like Sankara, and believes that the whole world of matter and souls is real and is only a subtle form of God. Those who bring Maya for the explanation of the world are not pure Advaitins, … Continue reading The Suddhadvaita Philosophy Of Sri Vallabhacharya
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The Dvaita Philosophy Of Sri Madhvacharya
Hari Om Introduction Sri Madhvacharya evolved a dualistic system of philosophy out of the Prasthana-Traya, viz., the Upanishads, the Bhagavad-Gita and the Brahma Sutras. It is an unqualified dualism. Madhva’s Vaishnavism is called Sad-Vaishnavism, in order to distinguish it from the Sri Vaishnavism of Ramanujacharya. Madhva makes an absolute distinction between God, and animate and … Continue reading The Dvaita Philosophy Of Sri Madhvacharya
The Visishtadvaita Philosophy Of Sri Ramanuja
Hari Om Introduction The Visishtadvaita is so called because it inculcates the Advaita or oneness of God, with Visesha or attributes. It is, therefore, qualified monism. God alone exists. All else that is seen are His manifestations or attributes. God or Lord Narayana of Sri Ramanuja is a complex organic whole—Visishta—though it is one. Hence … Continue reading The Visishtadvaita Philosophy Of Sri Ramanuja
Vedanta Philosophies of Hinduism – Introduction
Hari Om Introduction The Sutras or aphorisms of Vyasa are the basis of the Vedanta philosophy. These Sutras have been variously explained by different commentators. From these interpretations have arisen several schools of philosophy, viz., Kevala Advaita philosophy of Sri Sankaracharya the philosophy of Qualified Monism or Visishtadvaita of Sri Ramanujacharya, the Dvaita philosophy of … Continue reading Vedanta Philosophies of Hinduism – Introduction
Why Faith is Invaluable?
Hari Om Faith (Sraddha) is the language of the heart, expressed with optimism and positivity. Faith is a manifestation of hope for something better. It is not just a wish, it is a close approximation to belief, but not exactly a belief. While a belief is planted in the mind, Faith is rooted in the … Continue reading Why Faith is Invaluable?
A Miracle Story of Lord Shiva
Hari Om In 1879, when there was British ruling in India, Lt. Col. Martin of Agar Malva was leading the army in the war against Afghanistan. Col. Martin used to regularly send messages of his well-being to his wife. The war continued for long & Lady Martin stopped getting messages. She was very upset. Once … Continue reading A Miracle Story of Lord Shiva