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Śuddhādvaita Vedānta

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Synonyms

Puṣṭīmārga; Vaiṣṇava Vedanta; Vallabha mata

Definition

Śuddhādvaita is the “purely nondual” Hindu Vedānta philosophy propounded by Vallabhācāryya which regards Lord Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme Being or Brahman.

Introduction

There are mainly five systems of Vedānta philosophy which owe their allegiance to Brahmasūtra of Vādarāyana. Brahma Sūtra represents Vādarāyanas’s attempts to systematize the teachings of the Upaniṣads in a compact form, with a view to presenting the essential teachings of the Upaniṣads. The philosophy propounded in the Brahmasūtra is known as Vedānta philosophy. There are different commentators who have given different interpretations of this philosophy giving rise to different systems of Vedānta philosophy. We shall mention here the five main systems of Vedānta philosophy, namely, (1) absolute monism (Kevalādvaitavāda) of Śakarācāryya, (2) qualified nondualism (Viśiṣṭādvaitavāda) of Ācāryya Rāmānuja, (3) dualism (Dvaitavāda) of Ācāryya Madhva, (4)...

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Jash, A. (2018). Śuddhādvaita Vedānta . In: Jain, P., Sherma, R., Khanna, M. (eds) Hinduism and Tribal Religions. Encyclopedia of Indian Religions. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1036-5_324-1

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