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Bhedabheda Philosophy in Hinduism

Bhedabheda Philosophy in Hinduism states that Unity or Oneness and Multiplicity are equally real. The Absolute is one and multiple forms evolve from that. The origin of Bhedabheda Philosophy can be traced to the writings of Badarayana. The philosophy highly influenced the Bhakti movement during the medieval period in India.

Two of the most famous exponents of Bhedabheda Philosophy are Vallabha (1479-1531 CE), founder of the Pushtimarg devotional sect, and Chaitanya (1485-1533 CE), the founder of the Gaudiya Vaishnava sect.

Other popular teachers of ancient India associated with the philosophy are Bhaskara, Yadava Prakasa, Nimbarka and Vijnanabhiksu.