From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Śuddhādvaita literally means ‘the pure advaita’.
The system of philosophy of Vallabhācārya or Vallabha is known as Śuddhādvaita. Vallabha does not accept Śaṅkara’s advaita as sufficiently non-dualistic since he also accepts māyā, a principle of illusion, thereby negating non-dualism. According to Vallabha, māyā is the real power of Brahman, the Saccidānanda, inherent in him. He claimed that there is no second reality different from or outside Brahman. His philosophy is called as Śuddhādvaita.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore