Works of Madhvacharya
The extant works of
Dvaitaphilosopher Sri Madhvacharyaare many in number. The works span a wide spectrum of topics concerning Dvaita and Hindu philosophy. They comprise commentaries on the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavadgita, Brahma Sutras and other works. The list of works (reproduced from the list given at http://www.dvaita.org - see link below) follows.
Commentaries on the Gita
This work focusses on explaining the meaning of Gita. This is said to be the first work of
Sri Madhvacharyaafter his taking up sannyAsa, and at a very young age. Like all his other works, there is extremely brevity of expression, profusion of quotations from other authoritative sources (the exception being Brahmatarka, which is quoted in most other works), and is very definitive.
* Gita Tatparya
This work compliments the Bhashya in two ways - it gives some alternate meanings to Gita (perhaps an indication to the truth in the quotation given in the Bhashya that Gita has at least 10 meanings) and reviews and criticizes some other commentaries on Gita, notably the advaita commentary on Gita.
Commentaries on the Brahmasutras
* Brahmasutra Bhashya
This is a commentary on the Brahmasutras and covering every suutra. According to the
Dvaitasampradaya, there are 564 sutras. More details can be seen from [ [http://www.dvaita.org Tattvavâda ] ] .
This has multiple commentaries, including some of the earliest disciples of
* Sattarkadiipaavali from
Sri Padmanabha Tirtha
* Tattvapradiipa from
Sri Trivikrima Panditacharya
* Tattvaprakaashikaa from
Sri Jayatirtha Sri Madhvacharya's treatment of Brahmasutras has many unique points:
Brahmasutras are considered decisive [nirNAyaka] of purport of the entire scriptures. This is unlike other traditions which consider the suutras as just an aid or a part of the process to arrive at the purport. And for this reason, Brahmasutras are part of paravidyA in dvaita, while it is not in other sampradAyAs.
Brahmasuutras are recited with an 'OM' at the beginning and the end.
Brahmasuutras' range of coverage is the entire shabdashAstra, not just that Upanishads.
According to Advaita, one of the prerequisites to studying Brahmasutras or doing brahmajijnAsa (i.e. an enquiry into nature of Brahman] requires a thorough understanding of the karmamiimaasma. According to Vishishtaadvaita, Brahmasutras comprise one unit of shaastra, along with karmamiimaamsa and daivii miimaamsaa. According to Dvaita, Brahmasuutras are an unit in themselves, and having devotion to Vishnu and detachment in regular materialism etc, form the minimum prerequisite. There is no stress on understanding of karmakANDa.
* Anu Bhashya
* Anu Vyakhyana
* Nyaya Vivarana
Commentaries on the Upanishads
* Ishavasya Upanishad Bhashya
* Kena Upanishad Bhashya
* Kathopanishad Upanishad Bhashya
* Mundaka Upanishad Bhashya
* Satprashna Upanishad Bhashya
* Mandukya Upanishad Bhashya
* Aitareya Upanishad Bhashya
* Taittireya Upanishad Bhashya
* Brihadaranyaka Upanishad Bhashya
* Chandogya Upanishad Bhashya
Commentaries on the Vedas, Puranas and Mahabharata
* Bhagavata Tatparya
Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya[ [http://www.geocities.com/mahabharata_tatparya_nirnaya/pointers/mbtnpandurangi1.htm Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya] ]
* Rig Veda Bhashya
Works related to Tattvavada (Philosophy of Truth)
* Pramana Lakshana
* Katha Lakshana
* Upadhi Khandana
* Prapanch Mithyatva-anumana Khandana
* Mayavada Khandana
* Tattva Samkhyana
* Tattva Viveka
* Karma Nirnaya
* Vishnu Tattva Vinirnaya
* Yamaka Bharata
* Narasimha Naka Stuti
* Krishnamruta Maharnava
* Tantra Sara Sangraha
* Yati Pranava Kalpa
* Krishna Jayanti Nirnaya
* [http://www.dvaita.org/madhva/AnandaT_5.html Works by Srimad Ananda Tirtha]
* [http://www.dvaita.org Tattvavada]
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