Madhva Philosophy of Brahman | Conclusion



Madhva’s philosophy of Brahman can thus be construed as the highest form of Monism, tracing the universe to a single principle.

His distinction of the Independent from the dependent makes Monism faultless. His con­ception that the Independent is conceived only by philosophy distinguishes his Monism from other forms of the same.

Madhva's philosophy is distinctive in every respect. Vigour of logic, clear­ness of thinking, insight into Truth, universality of thought, comprehen­siveness of outlook are the outstanding features of his thought.

His discovery of the knowledge caused by “witness” as defining self and of the highest reason as expressed in the Veda is his chief contri­bution to psychology and logic.

His idea of social reconstruction and political organization in terms of philosophy of Brahman gives a fresh significance to social and political philosophy.

His position that the Independent is the maker of reality and individuality; that man contributes to the welfare of the world, including himself only when he appreciates Viṣṇu, the All-doer;

that ethical and spiritual virtues are those that make philosophy of Brahman indispensable; that for a philosopher, the Veda and Brahman are ever in the making;

that emancipation is the philosopher’s enjoyment of Viṣṇu as the dearest—is a real contribution to philosophy. An appreciation of this opens a fresh chapter in the history of world philosophy.