(1480-1535 ?)
   a BRAHMIN who helped found the VALLABHCRYA branch of HINDUISM. He promoted his own version of NON-DUALISM arguing that MY is GOD's creative activity and not a pure illusion as AKARA has suggested. His theology was PANENTHEISTIC with an emphasis on God's GRACE and BHAKTI as means of attaining LIBERATION. He promoted the WORSHIP of KRISHNA and his consort Rdh arguing that the union of lovers reflects the MYSTICAL union of the SOUL with God.

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