Written by Sri Madhvacharya
The benedictory verse of this "khandana''
dhvAnta divAkara:h Jayatyamita
sajjnAna sukha sakti payOnidhi:h'
conveys the summary of the three 'khandanAs'. The verse means
that Narasimha,the Lord, is like the rising sun destroying the darkness
caused by all theories based on ignorance; he shall
be praised, who is like a ocean in His 'sajjAna '
sukha'(ananda),sakti(power of control).(Sri Jayatirtha,in his commentary
says that the comparison of the Lord's abilities to a ocean is only to
say that it is extraordinarily high but His
and ananda are infinite-poorna).
In this work two points are
discussed . One is that the Brahman,who Is not having any qualities and
is the only 'truth', is affected by a 'thing' called 'avidya' and
appears as the world that we see, which is but a fantasy.
This gives rise to the question whether the Brahman as a whole or
partially affected by avidya, and in either case it is shown that the
concept of a Brahman, who alone is the truth, is defeated. Other ideas
like the world being neither'sat' nor 'asat'(real or non-existant) are
proved to be a misnomer. Having defeated the advaitic concepts ,
Srimadacharya has done 'svamata sthapana'(establishing the philosophy as
stated by him) by quoting the last five verses of ch 15 of the
Bhagavadgit statrting with' dvAvimau purushau lOkE' which state the'
supremacy of the Lord',and the principle of 'bheda'.