Sri Caitanya and Madhvacarya

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura in Visnu-siddhanta-mala writes: “QUESTION: If there is no disagreement between the four Vaisnava schools, why did Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu accept only the doctrine of Sri Madhvacarya? ANSWER: The special characteristic of Madhvacarya’s doctrine is that it very clearly and thoroughly defeats the doctrine of oneness. When the jiva thinks himself one with God, he simply places himself into unnecessary distress. To lead the souls along the path away from distress, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu accepted the doctrine of Madhvacarya. But by doing so He did not minimize the importance of the other three Vaisnava schools.”