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Doubt on Upadesha Mudram.

From: Malolan Cadambi (
Date: Tue Aug 22 2000 - 23:10:33 PDT

Dear Bhaktas,

I have learnt that in the  Upadesha Mudram (or Gyana Mudram or Vyakhya
Mudram), Advaitins raise only one finger to denote that only brahman is
real, where as the Dvaitins the first and middle fingers to denote that
Jeevatma and Paramatma are different.

In our sampradayam, I have leant that right hand thumb finger as well as
the first finger are together,denoting seperateness and yet togetherness
of the Jeevatma and Paramatma and the rest three fingers indicate the
tatwas of Vishishthadvaitam - namely Chit, Achit and Eshwara.

*Please note that any mis-interpretation or mis-understanding of the
Upadesha mantram is only due to my limited intelligence and my

My doubt is; why are the three tatwas held seperatley when the Jeevatma
represents the chit and Paramatma represents Eshwara.?

adiyen sri malola narasimha dasan,

Malolan Cadambi.

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