As Anjaneya, he was present on the flag of Arjuna in the Kurukshetra
battlefield and listened to the Lord's sermon, the Gita, the contents of which
have found place in his own works. His doctrines have been compressed in one
famous stanza: Lord Hari is the Supreme Reality; the universe is absolutely
real; the groups of souls are His servants; they graded as high and low in
nature and capacity; Moksha is liberation from rebirths and the enjoyment of
inherent bliss; pure devotion is the means to secure this salvation and the Lord
can be known only through scriptures. Sri Madwacharya installed the idol of
Krishna obtained from the captains of a ship, at udupi and established eight
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