Goswami 108 Shree Sharnamkumarji Mahodayshree.
Jagat Guru Shrimad Vallabhacharya Mahaprabhuji established the path of grace, Pushti Marga, to connect divine souls with their creator. Divine in this context means the one who can love and surrender to His lotus feet.
Shri Vallabh propounded the philosophy of pure non-dualism or ':Shuddhadvaita Brahmavad' which states that the ultimate reality or truth(Brahman) and the world (souls and matter) are essentially one, as the world is part and parcel of that ultimate reality.
Shri Mahaprabhuji further elucidated that we can perceive the Almighty according to our personal preference of devotion or bhakti. To ignite the perception of ultimate reality within, as a Vaishnav we must recognize that Bhagwan is present in all worldly objects and also view the world within Him.
The ultimate reality or Parabrahma takes various forms based on the devotional emotion (bhavj of the devotee, but he remains the constant universal truth (Parabrahma). For example, there are various forms of Bhagvan) - Swaroops) but the installation of divine1ife force through vedic chants is the same in all idols,
After a detailed analysis of the Vedas, Brahmasutras, Bhagvat Gita and Shrimad Bhagvatham, Shrimad Mahaprabhuji declared that " 'Krishnastu Bhagwan Swayam" - Shri Krishna is the ultimate truth or Parabrahma who takes different shapes of Gods and Godesses based on the devotees personal preferences and prayers.
Everything in this world is created by the Almighty, Parabrahma and whatever offering we make unto him is His creation, whether we take it from nature or our surroundings. So Shri Vallabhacharya, in his most famous sixteen works (5odash Cranth), "Sbri Yamunashtakam" starts with the first word 'Namami " meaning to bow down. Our eternal Guru states that we must do naman, - bow down our ego at His lotus feet as that is the only thing that is truly ours and can be given to God and in return take the most precious gift of all which is Shri I
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