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Assuming a cause and its effect, religions generally teach that God has created individual souls and the world;

Some teach the ‘Doctrine of Dwaita’ [duality], which postulates that all these three [God, souls and the world] will eternally remain separate;

Others teach the ‘Doctrine of Vishishtadwaita’ [Qualified non-duality],which postulates that though duality now prevails, the souls and the world will at some later time merge into union with God;

Others again teach the ‘Doctrine of Advaita’ [Non-duality], which postulates that even now, though they seem to be separate, these three are in truth mere appearances and are none other than the one Reality; and many other doctrines are also taught by various religions.

Source: GURU VACHAKA KOVAI The Light of Supreme Truth or THE COLLECTION OF GURU’S SAYINGS translated from original Tamil By Sadhu Om and Michael James

Guru Vachaka Kovai is the biggest collection of Bhagavan’s spoken teachings that was thoroughly checked and revised by him during his lifetime. As such it has a unique place in the Ramana literature.


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Re: Sadhu Om Discusses Doctrine Of Dwaita,Vishishtadwaita And Advaita
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 01:29:25 PM »

Dwaita says that one can never attain union with the God.  The devotee should remain
as a devotee for ever and Narayana will remain only as Narayana.  Even in Vaikuntam
the devotee will stand near Narayana and sing His glory.  Because of this, the Jiva,
the Self or God and the world all remain different at all points of time.  In Visishtadvaita,
the union with Narayana is only after spending some time in Vaikunta and at the end
of the aeons, the devotee should merge with Narayana.  So both are accepting reality
of the Jiva, world and the god.  There is no Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi etc., in their
outlook.  It is only Sri Sankara (of course, he came first of the three), said that
you are the Self, here and now and you can be the Self once you remain egoless.

Arunachala Siva.