Ramajuja’s perception seems to be unique but has its roots in the god within. In Advaita, it is known that the Jiva is the Deva and is purely based on the observer. While another Ascended Master clarified more about it and differentiated the human nature from God-self and made the Vishishtadaiva the qualified Non-duality. Ramanujacharya born in 1017 CE, hails from a brahmin’s family in Perumbudur of Tamil Nadu, studied Advaita at Yadavaprakasa in Kanchipuram.
He contemplated the Universal nature of the divine expressed through every individual and reasoned out that the personality is separate from God yet the God is expressing through the body and the whole universe itself is the body of God. Many people thought that Ramanuja spoke differently than Advaita but in reality, He elaborated it even further that during his extensive travels through India, the invaders entered the land and most of the True knowledge was forgotten, so he took on further notice in Explaining the Philosophy.
He also rekindled the greatness of saint Sathkopa and Parasara and established 74 Centres of Vishishtadvaita across the nation. Just a the Shaivites personify Shiva as an ideal, Ramajuja showed Vishnu as an ideal to embark on the journey of Enlightenment. He further says that, this universe is not a result of human ignorance but a creation of God expressing through man, and appears to be altered due to the enveloped ignorance. Thus he kept on clarifying the missing links in Advaita and many of the scholars of today still get confused about Ramajuja’s perception, but he’s actually stating his own view of God, and a more elaborate version of the root philosophy of the Ancients. Ramanuja attained Ascension at 120.
-Viswanath Venkat Dasari