Madhvas and Gaudiyas

ASK BVKS | December 22, 2011 |

English;

Question:

I am a disciple of HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj.

Following are my questions.

What is the difference between Madhvacharya's and Mahaprabhu's teaching?

Can we read articles released by Madhva maths?

What is the relationship between our siddhanta and theirs?

Why does the siddhanta differ even though it comes from the same line?

Maharaj please show your mercy upon me.

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After procrastinating for several months, with the encouragement of Susan, I finally got myself out the door to visit our local Hindu Mandir, in London , Ontario. I looked at the Vaisnava calendar, and was reminded that it was the day for GIta Jayanti. I thought "How auspicious. What a wonderful opportunity to bring a box of Gitas with me to share with the local Hindus. A most wonderful way to begin my associating with the local pious people!"

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"There are 7 billion verses in the Vedas, and the Bhagavad Gita is the essence of all of them, and of all of them , the middle 6 chapters of the Gita are the most important, and of all those chapters, the 9th is the most important , and of all the verses , Bg. 9.34 is the most important,… man mana bhava mad bhakto, "Engage your mind in always thinking of Me, worship Me offer your obeisances unto Me. Thus you will surely come to Me, because you are My very dear friend." It is such an important verse , that it is repeated in the 18th chapter as well."

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