आत्म शब्दः परे विष्णौ नाsन्यत्र क्वचिदिष्यते |
गुणपूर्त्यभिधायी सः नाsन्यत्र गुणपूर्णता |
अमुख्यात्मान एवाsतो ब्रह्माद्या सर्व एव हि ||
(इत्यादि ब्रह्माण्डे ऐतरेय भाष्य २-२-७)
Atma shabdaH parE vishNau na anyatra kvachidishyatE |
guNapUrtyabhidhAyI saH na anyatra guNapUrNatA |
amukhyAtmAna eva atO brahmAdyA sarva eva hi ||
(ityAdi brahmANDE aitarEya bhAshya 2-2-7)
The word ‘Atma’ does not fit appropriately with anyone else apart from vishNu. The word Atma conveys the meaning of guNapUrNatva – possessing infinite auspicious attributes. Apart from vishNu, no one else has this quality of guNapUrNatva. Therefore, brahma and all others are only secondarily addressable by the word Atma. They are not the primary focus of the word.
Shri Sarvamoola is a monthly magazine dedicated towards the promulgation of Dvaita Vedanta. This is an offering by Shri Palimaru Matha to the Indian Vedanta literature. Sarvamoola is the name attributed to the gamut of treatises by Vishwaguru Shrimadhvacharya. Since this magazine strives at disseminating his ideology to the common man in a simplistic manner, the magazine too has been titled “Shri Sarvamoola”.
March 2019 Issue
Post the Badari visit, Shri Madhwacharya traveled towards the south. En route, he visited the holy Ganga. The Ganga had to be crossed but there were no boats available. With the sun setting and darkness engulfing, the disciples got anxious. Their faces waned. However, Shri Madhwacharya remained composed and wore a smile. He crossed the river on foot. None of his clothes were wet even after walking over the mighty river. He crossed the river effortlessly. After all, wasn’t he the same Lord Hanumanta who had traversed the mighty sea spanning 100 yojanas itself?
Wasn’t he the same Bheemasena who had performed great miracles as a child in the Ganga? Hence, it comes as no surprise that Shri Madhwacharya was able to traverse the Ganga by bare foot.