Madhvacharya was an Indian philosopher, theologian, and the primary proponent of the Dvaita school of Vedanta. His name is also sometimes anglicised as Madhva Acharya, and he is also known as Purna Prajna and nanda Trtha.
Tattvavda is the name that Madhva gave to his philosophical system, and it means “arguments from a realist standpoint.”
Born: 1238, Pajaka
Died: 1317, Udupi
For many millions of years, holy sages, saints, and even gods and demigods in heaven have worshipped Lord Vishnu.
The work of creation, protection, and destruction is being done by Lord Vishnu.
The genuine “BRAHMAM,” who is Lord Vishnu, is described omnipotence.
The Vedas, Bhagavat Gita, Bhagawathan, and Vishnu Purana are among the Holy Scriptures that can help one understand the significance of Lord Vishnu in its entirety.
We are all dependent on Lord Vishnu, who is independent.
Those who exhibit their sincere devotion to Lord Vishnu have salvation within their souls.
By entirely submitting to Lord Vishnu’s holy feet, we can achieve the greatest joy in this life.
Lord Vishnu will lead you, guard you, and give you a motherly-like cuddle.
The only thing that could end your misery and sorrow is to always remember Lord Vishnu.
Consider your guru to be a deity, and bow before him.
Even if you live in parched desert locations, Lord Vishnu will offer you reasonable comforts in life and will give you food and water.
The entrance to heaven is via bhakti, and Lord Vishnu holds the key to the gate.
Gurus are born on this planet to help spiritual searchers by giving them valuable knowledge, wisdom, and courage.
Vishnu has complete control over both souls and matter, and that Vishnu saves souls solely by the grace that he bestows upon those who lead lives that are free of immorality and immaculateness. Evil souls are doomed to spend eternity in hell, while souls of a mediocre quality will continue to reincarnate till the end of time.
Knowledge can be gained by direct sensory perception, through inference, and through study of sacred texts.
Sriman Narayana is the Lord of the universe, and all aspects of it, including creation, destruction, maintenance, and control, are carried out in accordance with his will. In the Vedas, he is referred to as Brahma, and the Vedas describe him as possessing knowledge, happiness, and power.
The sacred scriptures are the only way to gain insight into the nature of Vishnu, which can be gained exclusively via them.
There is a hierarchy among living entities, and this hierarchy has been around forever [since it has no origin or end].
Vishnu is the source of all life, and every living thing owes its existence to him.
Only through an undimmed and unadulterated love for God is it possible to achieve salvation (combined with knowledge of His greatness).
Everything that is not alive, including Him, as well as each other and all living things, is distinct from inanimate matter.
The fivefold divide that exists between God, living creatures, and everything else will exist for all of eternity.
The ultimate freedom, known as moksha, can be attained by being intensely devoted to the Lord and having true knowledge of HIM. This is the only way for beings who are bound to the difficulties of samsara to be freed.
The way to salvation is for the soul to experience the joy that is already there inside it.
All living things are distinct from both Him and from one another, and they are all subordinate to Him. He has control over all of the actions that living things engage in.
Lord Vishnu is the highest and most important deity, and one should think of all other gods as his servants or helpers.
Lord Vishnu will save those who lead a pure life, and he will grant them the opportunity to stay with him eternally.
Lord Vishnu is the genuine owner of all the things we own, and he is the rightful owner of everything.
Chant the names of Lord Vishnu as often as you can since doing so will be very beneficial to you when you are about to pass away.
Those who exhibit real devotion to Lord Vishnu need not worry about anything in life, and they will die peacefully, fearlessly, and without suffering.
Madhvacharya On Shiva
In Madhva philosophy, Shiva is given a very important role. In Madhva philosophy, Shiva is said to be both the karaka and abhimani devata of the manas-tattva, also known as the mind-principle.
Since Shiva is considered to be the master of the mind, adherents of the Madhva religion believe that it is impossible for the mind to orient itself toward Vishnu absent the blessing of Shiva.
In other words, Shiva is the entry point for Madhvas into the realm of Vishnu. Without the blessings of Shiva, the mind will continue to wander aimlessly in samsara for all of eternity, according to the philosophy of Madhvacharya.
Moksha, or liberation from rebirth, can only be attained once Shiva has bestowed his blessing. Therefore, according to the Madhva philosophical system, Shiva is the direct cause of moksha.
In his writings, Madhvacharya makes this point abundantly clear. For this reason, all Madhvas offer their homage and prayers to Shiva in the hope that he will bless them and guide them to Vishnu, who is Brahman.
That is also the rationale behind why Madhvas consider Shiva to be the most important Vaishnava.
Madhvacharya started preaching his own philosophy, according to which the world is real, the individual souls are distinct from Brahman, and Vishnu is the most powerful entity in the universe.
Madhva’s philosophy was based on the Vedas. Both dualism and realism were tenets of Madhvacharya’s philosophy.
His theory acknowledges panchabhedas, which translates to five distinct types of bhedas (differences), all of which are genuine and unchanging.
They are as follows: Isvara, also known as God, is distinct from jivas, also known as souls; jada, also known as insentient nature or prakrti; the various jivas, also known as souls, are distinct from one another; jivas are distinct from jada; and the various objects that are jada are also distinct from one another.
He acknowledges the existence of one God, whom he may refer to as Narayana, Vishnu, or Srihari, as the Supreme Reality, while the others are regarded as dependent realities.
Only through bhakti, or devotion to God, is it possible to achieve mukti, also known as freedom, which is the restoration of one’s natural state of bliss.
During the time of Madhvacharya, many philosophers from various schools of thought debated with him but were ultimately beaten by him and converted to his own views.
In order to spread his faith, he went on a pilgrimage to a number of sacred sites in South India.
While he was there, he took advantage of the opportunity to talk about his understanding of the foundational Vedantic texts.
Upon his arrival home from his trip, he immediately began writing the commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. The first work that the Acharya ever produced was a commentary on the Gita called the Gita Bhashya.