[Advaita-l] Fwd: The uniqueness of the Madhva system

Krishna Kashyap kkashyap2011 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 6 01:45:56 EST 2024

Can you please send the original book (PDF)?
is it downloadable from somewhere?
*Best Regards,*

*Krishna Kashyap*

On Sat, Dec 24, 2022 at 11:15 PM V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> The uniqueness of the Madhva system
> Sri Balagaru Srinivasacharya in his book 'Manimanjari Vaibhava'
> On page 45 of the Sanskrit part says:
> (Here is a brief Kannada translation. See its original Sanskrit in the
> image below)
> // In the Madhva faith, the world is real, Hari is the Supreme, Mukhyaprana
> is the Jagadguru, Three types among the living beings, salvation is only
> for the noble jivas, the evil jivas are censurable, those who hate Hari and
> Vayu are to be abused because it is the means to salvation (in the Madhva
> system)...the determination of the deity-hood of Madhvacarya, etc. is
> necessary.
> Also the determination of the demonic nature of other (non-Madhva)
> philosophers like Shankara is also necessary. However in the non-Madhva
> systems there is no such requirement for the determination of the deity
> nature (devata svarupa) of their Acharyas and the demonic nature (daitya
> svabhava) of their opponent Acharyas for attaining the purushartha like
> Moksha. //
> Thus the author has asserted the uniqueness of the Madhva system (the
> determination of the devilish nature of other philosophers) by saying that
> there is no need to do so in other non-Madhva schools.
> And on page 58-59 he quotes some supposed verses from the Skanda Purana -
> from which he asserts Shankaracharya's demonic nature and the demonic
> nature of all other philosophers.
> Thus, except for their Acharyas, all the 21 Ku-bhasyakaras including
> Ramanuja, are daityas, of demonic nature as per the Madhva system. He has
> also said that such abuse is a sine qua non for salvation in the Madhva
> system.
> This book was published in 2003.
> It may also be noticed that Narayana Pandita, commenting on his own Madhva
> Vijaya (a biography of Madhvacharya), has named the 21 ku-bhashyakara-s,
> where Shankara and Ramanuja are included among others.
> Jagannatha Dasa, in his Harikathamruta saara, a Kannada poetic work, has,
> at the beginning, declared that all pre-Madhva commentators of the Brahma
> sutra, 21 of them, are 'ati duraatma's (extremely wicked). The commentary
> to this lists the 21 including Ramanuja and Shankara.
> Om
> See two images here: https://groups.google.com/g/advaitin/c/48FN_Ihag7c
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