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Re: Thanks

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani)
Date: Mon Nov 13 1995 - 11:08:57 PST

I am not sure what mukhya-praaNa means, but from discussions
with Maadhvas, it appears that it refers to Vaayu, who is
considered the jIvaatma of the highest rank. Sri Madhvaacharya,
Anjaneya, and Bhima are considered avataaras of the mukhya-praaNa.
Unlike Visishtadvaita, Dvaita philosophy believes that jIvaatmas
are different in svabhaava, i.e., one is better than another
in fundamental nature.  Ramanuja categorically denies that
one jIva is different in nature from another. They are all
equal in essence and each have moksha as their birthright.