Monday, August 3, 2009

MADHWA PHILOSOPHY

RADHE KRISHNA
MADHWA PHILOSOPHY





Sri Madhvacharys is our loving and worshipful GURU. The Philosophy of Sri Madhawa is "DWAITA VEDANTA". Sri MAdhva is a third Avatar of Shri Vayu Bhagavan.



Prathamo Hanuman Nama Dwitheeyo Bheema Eva cha |



Poornapragna Treetiya thu Bhagavat Karya- saadah ||



He was born near Udipi on Vijayadasamiday in the year 1238 A.D. He took to Sanyasa in his 16 th year and became known as 'Ananda Teertha'. Sri Acharya disappeared, while teaching Aitereya Upanishad Bashya to his disciples, in Ananteswara Temple at Udipi in the year 1317 A.D., He is still alive in the Badrikashram on the Hi,ayas with his Guru Sri Vedavyasa Devaru. The full Biographical details of Sri Madhvacharya are told in "Sri Madhva Vijaya".



The first Avatar of Sri Vayu is Hanuman son of Anjana Devi. His wonderful feats and
service to Rama Devaru are described in RAMAYANA.



The second Avatar is Sri Bhimasena, in Dwapara Yuga, Sri Vayu Deva appeared as Bhimasena and played the most important part in the destruction of the enemies of God. In the whole of Mahabharata, Bhimasena is the most important person who never slipped from the path of righteousness and served Sri Krishna.
Thus, he served God as Hanuma in Ramayana, as Bhima in Krishnavatara and as MAdhva, served Lord Vedavyasa Devaru. He is the greatest spiritual benefactor of MAnkind. This is short, is the story of Avtara Traya.



The Philosophy of Sri Madhwa is simple, easy and very convincing vedanta, called "DVAITA VEDANTA".



To Sri Madhwa, Vishnu is supreme. Vishnu or Lord Sri Hari can be known only through Vedas.



Madhwa philosophy is summerised in the following sloka, attributed to Sri Vyasa Tirtha :-



Sriman Madhwa M

1 . Harih para tarah - Hari is the Supreme Being.

2 . Satyam Jagat - The world is Real, not Mithya or illusion.

3 . Tatvato Bhedah - Difference is Real.

4 . Jeeva Gana Hare ranu charah - All the Jivas are Hari's Servants.

5 . Neecho cha bhavam gatah - with gradation among them.

6. Muktirnaija sukhanubhutih - Mukti is the enjoyment of (the soul's)innate liss.

7. Amala Bhaktischa tat Sadhanam - pure bhakti is the means of attaining mukti.

8. Akshadi Tritayam pramanam - there are three sources to gain. knowledge namely :-

a. Knowing things through "Eyes and other Indriya Prathyaksha",

b. knowing by inference, "Anumana" , and

c. By Shastras 'Agama". Tru Knowledge of the world can be gained by the above three
means. It is "Tritayam".

9. Akhilamnaiyaika Vedyo Harih -Lord Sri Hari can be known by Amna (or, Veda) only. This sloka contains in a nutshell, the essence Dwaita Philosophy.

Sri Madhwacharya has written as many as thirty seven works which are monumental.


 




The New Year day according to Chandramaana is called YUGADI because the Lord began creation on the first day of Chitra-Masa,Sukla Paksha,Prathama at Sooryodaya and commencement of the Yuga (Yuga-Aadi).

CHITRA MASE JAGADH - BRAHMA SASARJA PRATHAME-HANI |
SHUKLAPAKSHE SAMAGRAM THU THADHA SOORYODAYE SATHI ||

The day begins with Mangala Snana (Oil Bath or Abbhyanga), followed by Devara Pooja by Women.Nivedana and tasting of the mixture of Neen flower, tender neem leaves with a litle bit of tamarind and Jaggery is the age - old Sampradaya on this day. In sahasra-nama the Lord is adored as Yugaadikruth.Kaala means Time.It is also called the name of Paramatma.Kaala brings us good fortune if we care to give respect for Kaala.Giving respect for Kaala means to understand the significance of 'Time' (i.e) to adjust our activities to the tune of its benefical effects. This is the aim and object of Panchanga Sravana.


ONE DAY OF BRAHMA : Krita Yuga Treta,Dwapara and Kali Yuga put together make one Maha
Yuga. 71 Maha Yugas make one Manvantaram. 14 Manvantaras make one Kalpa. These 14 Kalpas put together is the DAY TIME for Brahma. Similar period for his night time. Put together make one Day of Brahma. 360 days like this make one year for him. 100 years calculated in this way, as his life period. Out of this already spent 50 years, (i.e) the first half of his life. He is now in his iind half. This is what we say in our daily sankalpa (Aadya Brahma-h; Dwiteeya Para-ardhe). He is now running 51.

we are now in the first day of the 51st year of Brahma. In this first day, the periods of 2 kalpas 6 manvantaras and 27 Maha Yugas have already gone. Also gone are the 3 more ordinary Yugas of krita Yuga Treta and dwapara. At present, we are in 28th Maha Yuga of the 7th Manvantara called Vaivaswatha Manvantara. Hence our conception of Kaala is what we daily repeat in our sankalpa. The present period(during his Ist day in 51st year) is Swta-Varaah Kalpa, Vaivaswatha Manvantara and the first Quarter of Kalki Yuga.


 




KESAVA NAMA

1. EEASA NINNA CHARANA BHAJANA ASAI INDHA MADUVENU
DOSHA RASI NASA MADO SRISHA KESAVA

2. CHARANU HOKKE NAYYA ENNA MARANA SAMAYADALLI NINNA
CHARANA SMARANA KARUNI SAYYA NARAYANA

3. SODHI SENNA BAVADHA KALUSHA BODHI SAYYA GNANA ENAGE
BHADI SUVA YAMANA BHADHE BIDISO MADHAVA

4. HINDHA NEKE YONI GALALI BHANDU BHANDU NONDHE NAYYA
INDHU BHAVADHA BHANDHA BIDISO THANDHE GOVINDA

5. BRASHTA NENISA BEDA KRISHNA ISHTU MATHRA BEDI KOMBE
BRISHTA RODANE ITTU KASHTA BIDISO VISHNUVE

6. MADHANA NAYYA NINNA MAHIME VADHANA DHALLI NUDIYUVANTHE
HRUDAYA DHALLI HUDHISI SAYYA MADHUSUDHANA

7. KAVITHU KONDU IRUVA PAPA SAVITHU POGUVANTHE MADI
BHAVADHA BADHE YANNU BIDISO THRIVIKRAMA

8. KAMA JANAKA NINNA NAMA PREMA DHINDHA PADUVANTHE
NEMA YANAGE PALISAYYA SWAMI VAMANA

9. MODHALU NINA PADHA POOJE ODHAGU VANTHE MADU YANNA
HRUDAYA DHOLAGE SADHANA MADU MUDHADHI SRIDHARA

10. HUSIYA NADI HOTTI HOREVA VISHAYA SHALLI RASIKANENDHU
HUSIGE HAGADHIRO YANNA HRUSHI KESANE

11. BIDHU BAVADHA YENNA JANMA BHADHA NAGI KALUSHA DHINDHA
GEDHU POPA BUDHI THORO PADMANABHANE

12. KAMAKRODHA BIDISI NINNA NAMA JIHVE YOLAGE NUDISO
SRI MAHANU BHAVANADHA DHAMODHARA

13. PANKA JASHA NEENU YANNA MANKU BUDHI YANNU BIDISI
KINKARANNE MADI KOLLO SANKARSHANA

14. YESU JANMA BHADHARENU DHASA NALLAVENO NANU
GHASI MADA DHIRO INNU VASUDEVANE

15. BHUDHI SUNYA NAGI YANNA BHADHA KAYA KUHAKA MANAVA
DHIDHI HRUDHAYA SUDHI MADI PRADHYUMNANE

16. JANANI JANAKA NEENE ENDHU NENEVA NAYYA DHEENA BHANDHU
YANAGE MUKTHI PALISINDHU ANIRUDHANE

17. HARUSHA DHINDHA NINNA SMARISU VANTHE MADO KSHEMA
IRISU CHARANA DHALLI PREMA PURUSHOTHAMA

18. SADHU SANGHA KOTTU NINNA PADHA BHAJAKA NENISU YANNA
BHEDHA MADADHIRO YANNA ADHOKSHAJA

19. CHARU CHARANA THORI YANAGE PARA KANISAYYA KONEGE
BHARAHAKI IRUVA NINAGE NARASIMHANE

20. SANCHI THARTHA PAPAKALANU KINJI THARTHA PEEDAKALANU
MUNJEDHAGI KALAYA BEKU SWAMI ACHUTHA

21. GNANA BHAKTHI KOTTU NINNA DYANA DHALLI ITTU SADHA
HEENA BUDHI BIDISO MUNNA SRI JANARDHANA

22. JAPA THAPANUSHTANA VILLA KUPUTHA KAMIYADHA YANNA
KRIPAYA MADI KSHAMISA BEKO UPENDRANE

23. MOREYA IDUVE NAYYA NINAGE SARADHI SAYANA SUBHA MATHIYA
IRISO BHAKTHA ROLU PARAMA PURUSHA SRI HARE

24. PUTTISALI BEDA INNU PUTTISADHAKKE PALISUVARIGE
ISHTU MATHRA BEDI KOMBE SRI KRISHNANE

25. SATHYA VADHA NAMAGALNU NITHYA DHALLI PADISUVARIGE
ARTHY INDHA SALAHI DHIRUVA KARTHRU KESAVA

26. MAREYADALE HARIYA NAMA BAREDU ODI KELIDAVARIGE
KAREDU MUKTI KODUVA NELEYADIKESAVA ||




 


MADHVA DASA PRAKARANA

1. TATVA SANKHYANA



2. TATVA VIVEKA



3. TATVODYOTA



4. VISHNU - TATVA - NIRNAYA



5. KARMA NIRNAYA



6. KATHA LAKSHNA



7. PRAMANA LAKSHNA



8. MAYA - VADA KHANDANA



9. UPADI KHANDANA



10. MITHYA - TVA - ANUMANA KHANDA GEETA PRASTHANA



11. GEETA BHASYA



12. GEETA TATPARYA V E D A



13. RIG - BHASYA  D A S A U P A N I S H A D S



14. ISAVASYA UPANISHAD BHASYA



15. KENA - UPANISHAD BHASYA



16. KATAKA - UPANISHAD BHASYA



17. SHAT - PRASNA UPANISHAD BHASYA



18. ATHARVANA UPANISHAD BHASYA



19. MADUKYA UPANISHAD BHASYA



20. THAITHIRIYA UPANISHAD BHASYA



21. CHANDOGYA UPANISHAD BHASYA



22. AITAREYA UPANISHAD BHASYA



23. BRIHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD BHASYA  SOOTRA - PRASTHANA



24. BRAHMA SOOTRA BHASYA



25. ANU BHASYA



26. ANU VYAKHYANA



27. NYAYA VIVARANA


O T H E R W O R K S



28. TANTRA SARA SANGRAHA



29. DWADASA STOTRA



30. YATI PRANAVA KALPA



31. JAYANTI NIRNAYA



32. NARASIMHA NAKHA STUTI



33. BHAGAVATA TATPARYA



34. MAHABHARATHA TATPARYA NIRNAYA



35. SADACHARA SMRITI



36. YAMAKA BHARATA



37. SRI KRISHNAMRITA MAHARNAVA








SALIGRAMA
1. Is Saligrama in the form of black stone only ?



Yes. Mostly black stone only. Reddish black are also there, but they are very rare. Red Saligrama are not worshipped in houses.



2. Is it available at gandaki river in nepal only or else where also ?


In gandaki river only.



3. Does it have the symbol of sudarshana chakra or other holy weapons of lord vishnu?


Chakra symbol only. No other symbols.


4. Is it a naturall formation or impression of any river worm or insect due to passage on the black stone or it used as a shell by the insect ?



It is not a stone-formation by nature. The chakras on the stones are formed by the river worms called Vajra-keeta. Its teeth/nails are said to be harder than granite stone. The chakra formation is found not only on the outer surface of the Saligrama.


There are chakras inside Saligrama also. This can be seen through the hole or holes on the Saligrama with the aid of torch light. The holes are termed as vadana (mouth). Chakras can be seen inside these holes. At the very face of this chakra one can confirm or suspect
whether a particular Saligrama is original or duplicate.



The Vajra keeta worms drill the stones, get inside and live there. During their stay
inside the stones, they cause these chakras. Similarly outside Chakras also are caused by the worms only. Saligrama are used as living place by the worms not used as shells.



The puranic declaration is that the Lord Himself causes these chakras in the guise of
worms. He reveals His presence in Saligrama through the Chakras. Because He is already present there by his own choice, We do not perform any pratishta-ritual for Saligrama just as we do for other idols.



There are also some normal size, small and very small size Saligramas with no hole and no chakra. They look like mere black stones. But if you hold it against the lamp and look through the stone, you will be surpraised to find it is transparent. That is, the reddish light will be visible insid the stone. These Saligramas are called Ratna Garbha. They are very rare.



5. Is it a fact that more number of chakras in a Saligrama represnet its significance ?



No such significance. A Saligrama with one or two chakras is as powerful as the one with a dozen chakras. A Saligrama with 7 holes and 14 chakras is known as Ananta Padmanabha
Murthy. 2 holes and 4 chakras is Narayana Murthy and so on. All the Murthys are of the same power.



6. Is it a coincidence of the availability at river Gandaki is not the abode of Shiva.



7. Any other mythological background to substantiate the prevalence of such stones deserve worship as the manifestation of Lord Vishnu ?



Of the 18 Puranas, a good number of them, under different contexts, proclaim the mahima of Saligrama as Vishnu pooja. They also proclaim that the White stones ashore at Dwaraka is as powerful as Saligrama. These white stones are called : "CHAKRANIKA". This is to be kept in pooja along with Saligrama, proclaims the Purana.



SALIGRAM SHILA YATRA, YATRA DHVARAVATHI SHILA |



UBAYO SANKHMO YATRA, YATRA MUKTHRNASAMSHAYAHA ||



8. Is any size prescribed for the worship in the daily puja by Madhwas? It is learnt that abnormal sizes should be kept in the Temples/Mutts etc.



Yes. The size recommended for the puja in the house is the smaller ones which can be
accommodated in the closed fist. Abnormal ones are to be kept in the Temples/Mutts etc.



9. Is it true that Saligrama should not be kept in the house without daily Abusheka ?



The emphasis is only to stress the point that you should not be lazy and miss Saligrama Puja for too long a period on False excuses. It is not to ask you do away with Saligrama on grounds of imaginary problems.



10. Are Saligramas worshipped exclusively by Madhwas or by others also ?



Iyengars do Saligrama Puja as also some of the Vadama Iyers who wear Gopichandana.





NARASINHA AVATARA

 


1. This Avatara clears Parikshit's doubt about the patiality of the Lord to the Devas and cruelty to the Asuras. The Lord has no Vaishamya Nair -Ghrinya.



2. The Avatara indicate that He is the sole independent Reality and is in need of none
else for his Incarnation. He is the swatantra Tattwa and all others are Aswatanta.



3. The Lord is willing to put up even the offences committed against the cows. Vedas and
Brahma-Gyanis, but the moment the offender lays his hand on a true devotee like Prahlada.
He would incarnate to quell the offender and protect the Bhakta.



4. The Lord , in running to help His Bhakta, does not mind the place, the form, the manner
or any thing. He chose to appear in pillar in the terrifying man-lion form. To a Bhakta,
His kindness knows no bounds.



5. In this Avatara , He indicates He has both the attributes: Bhagya-Krit and
Bhaya-Narasimhana, He was horrifying to the wicked and tender to the devotee at the
sametime.



6. The Lord is unkind to the Taamisic souls and graceful to the satwic ones. He is
compassionate towards the souls thta are good by nature but go astra occasssionally due to
Kali Aavesa, inspired by another wicked soul which tenants and tempts them. This is the
doctrine of JEEVA - DWAYA - SAMAAVESA, as seen in sisupala, He killed the Aasuric soul who
co-existed with Sisupala and used his tongue only to variedly vilify and abuse the Lord.
The Lord protected the Saatwic Sisupala and gave him Moksha and destroyed the indwelling
demon.



7. This Avatara proves that the Lord can never be attained by hatred (Dvesha) as it
apparently sounds from the Sloka in Bhagavata :-

GOBYAHA KAMAADH , BHAYADH KAMSAHA ,



DWESHADH CHOUDHYADHAYO NRUPAHA :|



8. The Lord is accessible only to pure Bhakti as incarnated in practice by Prahlada.



9. The doctrine of JEEVA _ TRAI - VIDHYA (3 - variety - Jeevas) is also exemplified in
this tale. No persuation, No miracles effects any change in the attitude of Hiranyakasipu.
This is enough evidence for

the immutable nature of the souls.



10. Narada feels that this story of Prahlada makes Yudhishtra happy. Yudhishtra is
honoured because in his home the Lord dwells in the form man as his helpmate, as his
friend, beloved and advises.





    PITHRU KARMA
  1. Pithru Yagnya gives phala quicker than Deva Yagnya.

  2. Taamasa Yagnya is the one performed disregarding the vidhi (Rule), the one
    performed without mantra, without Dakshina and with Asura Anna.

  3. Hundred Vipra-Bhojanam is equal to a Vishnu - Pratishta.

  4. Dakshina should be four times of the value of the Bhojana offered.

  5. Even though one is not an Adhikari (elgible) for Pithru Yagnya, (that is, even though one's parents are living), he too should KNOW the Yagnya necessarily ( to help others in need).

  6. BRAHMA YAGNYA is a daily item. This isjust to offer one Uddharni of water in the
    name of late parents who had sacrified so much for our sake in our childhood.

  7. PITHRU - GANAS. Who are they?. What they do? Thei doings are only "Taat -
    Kaalika" (limited to a particular time and action). For more details, refer
    Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya. Dhritarashtra was abused by Bheema. Vidura explains its significance. Vidura's words are worth keeping in our hearts (also of Pandavas).

  8. WHO IS A SON ?



    JEEVATHO VAKYA-KARANADH, PRATHYABDHAM BHURIBHOJANAM |



    GAYAYAM PINDADHANAADH THRIBIHI PUTRASYAPUTRATHA ||



    He is a true son who respects the words of his parents,



    One who offers sumptous food to as many persons as possible on the annual cermony day,



    And the one who offers Pinda in Vishnu Paada at Gaya.

    THE WAY OF INVITING a Brahmana for Shraadha. It is known as Aamantrana. This invitation should be extended with humanity and with the utmost respect to the Brahmana. One should go to Brahmana's house, offer Namaskara to him and request him to come on such and such date for Sraadha. Invitation should not be extended casually, on the road side or in the market place: not even over telephone. The point is that the Annual Pithru-Karya begins with this work and it must start with all the good wishes of men and Gods.



    10. "APA - HATAASURA RAKSHAAH". Chanting this sloka, Tila (gingelly) is
    sprinkled at the start of the cermony. This should be done facing the south because Pithrus come from that direction.



    11. The Brahmanas are duty bound to pronounce Asirvada with all their heart to the Yajamana. If they fall in this, Punishment will be waiting for them.



    12. Yama Loka is fearful Not to a PUNYAVAN but only to a SINNER who fails in his duties to his parents.



    13. Even after performing Pithru Karya at Badri, the performance of Annual Cermony of parents every year as usual is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL.


 



SUMADHVA VIJAYA

Sri Sumadhva Vijaya is one of the finest 'MAHA KAVYAS'

expalining the Life history of Sri Madvacharya. It was composed by

Sri Narayana Pandithacharya, son of Sri Trivkrama Pandithacharya,

the holy convert and staunch disciple of Sri Acharya. Madhva Vijaya

has many extrodinary and unique features. It is an athentic biography

of Srimad Acharya written by a contemperory pandit, who was

serving as Liberation to Sri Madhwa.



Sri Sumadhva Vijaya's glory does not stop by merely stating as Maha
Kavya and as explaining the biography of Srimad Acharya. As a
matter of fact, glory and sacredness lie in the truth, that this unique work gives the meaning of many Sutrs (ashorism), Upanishad Texts,

Gita verses while explaining the incidents of the life of Srimad

Acharya. I humbly appeals to the readers to note that the life of

Srimad Acharya is not in par with any other great person, as seen

ordinarily in biographical works. As a matter of fact it is unique,

extrodinary and divine in many ways. Each and every action of

Srimad Acharys or any incident connected with him is only an

elucidation of vedic truths. Not a single incident or narration goes

with out deep philosophical truth embodded in it.



This humble author in present series of article tries to place before

the readers such important aspects, to understand the glories of Sri

Madhva Vijaya which has no parrallel at all.



Significance of the verse 42 in the 9 th canto (sarga) and the fourth

sutra of the Adhyaya in the first pada:-



Sumadhva Vijaya 9 - 42



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Meaning :



Srimad Acharya by his holy umblemish touch of the Idol of Lord Sri

Krishna, the prsence of the Lord in the said Idol grew so vast that

even 30 wrestlers with lot of physical strength were unable to move it.

Such an Idol of Krishna was carried away effortlessly by Srimad

Acharya with smiling face and was installed later (at Udipi).



Story behind the Incident :



A small ship which started from Gujrat - Dwaraka was caught in high

tides near Malpi. The sailors were unable to manage the course of the

ship which was about to sink while reaching the shore. They loudly

cried for help. Srimad Acharya was performing pooja to Sri

Moolarama at that time near the shore. He waved the saffron cloth

and saved the ship and the sailors from the high seas. Naturally on

rewaching the shore safely, they prostrated before Sri Acharya and

begged something to be accepted in token of their lives, ship and

proprty being saved. But Srimad Acharya pointed out a gopi stone to

be given. The sailors were all surpraised since such stones were

carried by them in the ship to adjust the weightage of balance and

they have no value at all to be given as a present. But Srimad Acharya

wanted only that which was brought from the effortlessly by a young

boy.



Srimad Acharya cleaned the gopi stone and to the utterjoy of all

assembled, a beautiful idol of Lord Krishna was found inside. Srimad

Acharya did abisheka and pooja to the said idol and by his touch

invoked the presence of Paramatma therein to a greater extent. Then

after the pooja was over, the Idol was to be carried to Udipi for

installation and for building temple. Even 30 very strong persons with

great physical strength could not make it move. The same Idol with

coverage of Gopi stone was effotlessly carried from the ship to the

shore by a young boy earlier.



Why such a change ? What is the philosophical truth and implications

of this incident?



This establishes that the Idol or the prathika is different from God.

God and Vigraha are not identical. If it were so, this incident cannot

be explained satisfactorily. Under the vishitadwaita school, there is a

rule called "Archa-vathara" which means identity of God and

Vigraha is admitted. Five such places are pointed out and important

among the mare. Tirupathi Moola Vigraha and Utsava Moorthy of

Srirangam Temple, Sri Ranganatha. But such concept of

"Archa-vathara" has too many defects and is opposed to many

authorities, reason and logic. To establish, the proper aspect of

PRESENCE (Sannidyam) in the Idol the particular incident has taken

which is an explanation of the Sutra.



In the case of the Symbol, it should not be contemplated as

Atman(The Lord). For He is not the Symbol but He is Present in the

symbol. From a wrong notion that may be caused by the words of

such texts as "Meditate on Nama as Brahman but is to be

contemplated as present in the symbol.This is also said in Brahman

Tarka."From Nama to Prana both being spokenof in the nominative

case ( as identical), the dull witted may mistake and identify Naman

etc.,with Brahman. Only the presence of Brahman in naman and

other symbols is meant to be declared by the passage. Accordingly the

words in the nominative case are taken to be in the locative case (7 th

case) for the nominative case stand for all the cases.



So this incident in Srimadhva Vijaya clarifies and establishes that :-



1. The Idol is defferent from God.



2. God is only present in the Idol.



3. The odctrine of Archavathara is not correct.



4. The Krishna idol which was carried on by a small boy



earlier could not be taken even 30 strong, physical,



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muscular wrestlers, since the presence of God was



abundant that when Srimad Acharya did pooja and



established this aspect.



5. For Srimad Acharya , who is a Ekantha Bhaktha,



it was not difficult and he easily carried the idol to Udipi.





An Independent spritual being who is perfect in every way is the core of all existance. He is Purusottama, the Supreme

Person, Narayana. The entire vedantic philosophy of Sri Madhva centre round this
fundamental concept. In the world of experience there are everywhere astonishing signs of design and purpose pointing to an intelligent source. Modern science,

both biological and physical, affords ample evidence for this. "My religion", says the eminent physieist, Einstein, "consists

of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior sprit who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is

revealed in the in comprehensible univers forms my idea of God".



Here it is pertinent to examine the implications of the pregnant statment by one of the greatest physicists of all times, if not the greatest. Notice the expression the 'illimitable sprit who reveals Himself'. To me the use of the word Himself with a capital 'H' is most significant. Behind this world we perceive there is a personal being, to whom we have to trace the wonder discovers by experimentation and mathematical reasoning. Whether Einstein had a personal being in mind is more than doubtful, but his words unmistakably imply the existance of such a being, Again there are the words 'a superior reasoning power'. Reasoning must belog to a person who reasons. Surely there can be noreasoning without a reasoner. Again notice

the language in which he refers to the mental power of the greatest physicists in
comparison with the reasoning power of the 'the superior spirit' he is thinking of.He says 'our frail and feeble minds'. The superior
power or spirit is far above the subtlest human reasoner.



Now What does Acharya Himself say ?



Bahu-chitra-jagad-bahudha karant |



Para-shati-rananta-gunah Paramah ||



The supreme Being is endowed with exalled powers and numorous eminent attributes for He has created this extremely wonderful world of infiniti variety'. What the modern man of science was dmly the Acharya saw inwardly with crystal

clearness centuries ago when science in the modern sence of that word was unknown.
The world open to our inspection is reality is real but its reality is rooted in God. This idea Madhva conveys to us by saying

that tattva (reality) is twofold one, Independent Reality and the other, dependent. There is only one independent Reality

and all else is dependent on this single self-dependent Being Dependence does not simply non-difference in any form. The

world of sentient and insent entities is separate from God but is entirely dependent on Him. The world cannot exist in any

form without the sustaining presence of the God with in. In all forms of materialsm the reverse is the case, that is, matter is fundamental and all phenomena, both physical and mental, are the effects of its modification.



Inview of what has been said above it is obvious that it would be wrong to say that
Madhva's school of thought is more materialistic than others. On the other hand it is out and out spiritual as according to it the ground of all existance is a

Supreme Intelligent Being. If by 'materialistic ' is meant that the religion of Madhva has the tendency of turning the mind of man towards the material things of life the answer is that this is not so. On the other hand it has the effect of

spiritualising life. It is clear to all those he draws inspiration from the Gita and in many places has declared that this system

agrees in all respects with what Krishna has taught Arjuna in it. The following are the words of Krishna addressed to Arjuna:-



Ye hi samsparshaja bhoga, duhkka - yonaya yeva te,



Adyanta vantah kaunteya nateshu ranante budha"-h



O| son of Kunti, pleasures that result from sense contact have a beginning and hence are only the source of misery. The wise

person does not delight in them".



Tani sarvani samyamya- yukta asita mat - para - ha'



Vashe hi yasyen -dri - yani-tasya prajna pratishtita".



Having controlled all the senses and knowing Me as the highest, let one stay with mind fixed on Me. Verify his spiritual

vision is firm whoses senses are under his control'.



The dvaita philosophy of Madhva stands for a way of life based on a true conception of the glory of God. The yogin is he

who has realised that the world that he lives in is thetheatre in which God has pleased him to play his due part and serve

God with loving devotion believing that such devoted service is the highest form of
worship. Dvaita Vedanta does not ask the aspirant to shun the world, rather it teaches that he should play his part in it and thus serve the purpose for which he is given life and oppurtunities. This is what Lord Krishna teaches Arjuna:



Yatah pra-vrittir-bhuta-nam yena-sarva-midam taram |



Sva-karmana tam-abhyarchya, siddhim Vidati manavaha ||



From whom is the activity of all being and whom all this is pervided worshipping Him by performing one's enjoined duty

one attains beatitude'.



It is evident from the following words of Sri Madhva that his message is identical with that Sri Krishna in the Gita:



Kuru bhukshva cha karma nijam niyatam



hari - pada vinamra -- dhiya satatam



Hari - reva paro hari - reva guruhu



hari - reva Jagat - Pitru - Matru - Gati-hi



With mind ever firmly fixed on the feet of HAri do your appointed task and enjoy what is assigned to you by Him. Hari is

indeed the most High. He is the Father and Mother (of all) and the ultimate goal to be reached'.



Madhva lived just as he has asked us to live. He performed all the duties prescribed for his order of sannyasinis, travelled

throughout the land from Kanya-Kumari in the south to the snow bound summits of the
Himayas in the north teaching his

system of Vedanta and holding discussions with people of all shades of opinion with the object of proclaiming the religion he believed to be the true one.



Is it too much to saythat India wants now , as ever, this practical philosophy of MADHVA which teaches that religion is

divorced from life ?



Sovenir, " Sri Ananda Thirtha " , Sri Vyasaraja Mutt 1990




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23.SRI JAGANNATHA TIRTHA KUMBAKONAM PUSHYA SUD DWITIYA



24.SRI SRINATHA TIRTHA TIRU MAKKUDALU PUSHYA SUD CHATURTHI



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26.SRI VIDYAPATHI TIRTHA KUMBAKONAM VAISAKA SUD CHATURTHI



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33.SRI VIDYA SRINIVASA TIRTHA SOSHALAI VAISAKA SUD CHATURTHI



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NAVAMI



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9.SRI VAGEESHA TIRTHA NAVA BRINDAVANA CHAITRA BAH CHATURTI



10.SRI RAMACHANDRA TIRTHA ERAGHOLA VAISAKHA SUD SHASTI



1.SRIMAD ANANDA TIRTHA BADRI PRAVESA MAGHA SUD

NAVAMI



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16.SRI SUDEENDRA TIRTHA NAVA BRINDAVANA PHALGUNA BAH DWITIYA



17.GURU SARVA BHOWMA SRI RAGHAVENDRA TIRTHA

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18.SRI YOGEENDRA TIRTHA SRIRANGAM MAGHA SUD DASAMI



19.SRI SURINDRA TIRTHA MADURAI JYESHATA SUD DWITIYA



20.SRI SUMATEENDRA TIRTHA SRIRANGAM ASHVIN BAH SAPTAMI



21.SRI UPENDRA TIRTHA SRIRANGAM MARGHA BAH ASHTAMI



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26.SRI BHUVANENDRA TIRTHA RAJAVLLI VAISAKA BAH SAPTAMI



27.SRI SUBHODENDRA TIRTHA NANJANGUDU CHAITRA BAH TRITIYA



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4 comments:

Nachiketa said...

respected sir,
u havent updated that sushameendar theertharuof rayara matha has attained hari pada and present peethadipathi is suyateendra theertharu.

Bhargavi Rao said...

Govardhanagiri Trust is an unit of Sri Pejawara Matha Udupi D.Karnataka headed by H.H.Shri Pujyashree Vishvesha Theertha Swamiji and H.H. Shri Pujyashree Vishwprasanna Theertha Swamiji. It manages a huge GOSHALA in which 1000 cows are protected with care and devotion. It is located in Neelavaram 18 kms from Udupi.

“Soon after birth, all of us are fed by our Mother’s breast milk upto 2 years. From 3rd year onwards, and even while she does not have adequate milk; cow assumes the role of our mother and feeds us until we breathe the last, till our last journey by her milk. Only from this milk, we get Curd, Butter, Buttermilk and Ghee. She is rightly called as “Gomatha”. Hence we must admit “We have two mothers”. Yes, a cow is a TWIN MOTHER to all of us!!!

http://www.pejavara.org/neelavaragoshale.htm

http://govardhanagiritrust.hpage.com/neelavara_goshala_81766584.html

http://govardhanagiritrust.tripod.com/neelavaram_goshala/

All philanthropists all over the world are invited to support this great animal protection project.

All contribution are exempted from I.T. under Section 80G. Let’s join hands in this seva and for more information

http://www.pejavara.org/neelavaracontributions.htm

chakrapani said...

thanks to ms.bhargavi rao for mentioning about the NEELAVARA GOSHALA project .a big saraovara ,sri goplakrishna temple, nagabana,old age home , school for handicapped and a building for performing pithru karya are also planned by sri vishwaprasanna theertha swamiji junior pontiff of sri pejawara mutt.
now all pithru karya are arranged and all can perform it in that beautiful heavenly location where 1000 cows are with u to bless u.

it will please your fore fathers abundantly which will fetch u prosperity ,success, happiness and good health .

your contribution will support the cows there.

Also a sri paumana homa and sri bhagavtha pravachan has been planned on ekathasi and dwathasi days every month and the sponsored amount will be utilised for constructing the sarovara.

all can contribute for this .
the amount for the same will be around rs 15000 which is exempted from tax and also serve the cows.

the homa and pravachana will be performed inside the neelavara goshala.

U CAN ATTEND WITH YOUR FAMILY AND GET SWAMIJI'S BLESSINGS.

Vijay Kumar said...

Can you please post photo of moola brindavana of Vedanidhi Teertharu