These are a simple set of tables for quick reference. They catalog different schools of vedanta along with aspects of each school. Of course this is an vast oversimplification of the topic. However, they help keep things sorted.

Advaita VedantaVishishtadvaita VedantaDvaita Vedanta
FounderAdi ShankaracharyaRamanujacharyaMadhvacharya
Basic TenetNon-dualism: Atman (soul) and Brahman (universal soul) are one.Qualified non-dualism: Atman is distinct yet dependent on Brahman.Dualism: Atman and Brahman are eternally separate.
Concept of BrahmanBrahman is the only reality, formless, and beyond attributes.Brahman is with attributes and is the inner controller (Antaryami).Brahman is a personal God, with attributes, separate from the individual soul.
Nature of AtmanIdentical with Brahman, no individuality.Atman is distinct but eternally linked to Brahman.Atman is distinct and different from Brahman.
WorldviewThe world is illusory (Maya) and a manifestation of Brahman.The world is real and a body of Brahman.The world and its entities are real and distinct from Brahman.
Path to LiberationThrough knowledge (Jnana) and realization of the self’s unity with Brahman.Through devotion (Bhakti) and surrender to God.Through a strict dualistic devotion and adherence to Dharma.
Scriptural InterpretationInterpretation of the Upanishads emphasizes non-dualism.Interpretation acknowledges a personal God and individual souls.Stresses a strict dualistic interpretation of the scriptures.
Notable TextsShankaracharya’s commentaries on the Upanishads, Brahmasutra, Bhagavad Gita.Ramanujacharya’s ‘Sri Bhashya’ commentary on the Brahmasutra.Works of Madhvacharya including commentaries on Vedanta texts.
Ethical OutlookEmphasizes renunciation and detachment.Focuses on loving devotion and surrender to God’s grace.Advocates a life of righteousness and strict adherence to duty (Dharma).
AspectAchintya Bheda AbhedaShuddhadvaitaDvaitadvaitaBhedabheda
FounderChaitanya MahaprabhuVallabhacharyaNimbarkacharyaVarious (e.g., Bhaskara)
Basic TenetSimultaneous oneness and difference between the soul and God.Pure non-dualism, Brahman (Krishna) is the only reality with multiplicity.Dualistic non-dualism, a complex relationship between soul and God.Both difference and non-difference between the individual soul and Brahman.
Concept of BrahmanBrahman as Krishna, both distinct and non-distinct from the universe and souls.Krishna as the supreme, singular reality.Brahman is both distinct and non-distinct from the soul and the universe.Brahman is simultaneously different and not different from the universe.
Nature of AtmanSoul is both distinct and non-distinct from Krishna.Soul is a part of Krishna, but maintains individuality.Souls are distinct yet have a non-dual relationship with Brahman.Souls are different yet in some way non-different from Brahman.
WorldviewThe world is a real and dynamic expression of Krishna’s energy.The world is real and a manifestation of Krishna.The world is a real and integral part of Brahman.The world is both real and illusory, with a complex relationship to Brahman.
Path to LiberationThrough devotional service (bhakti) to Krishna.Through loving devotion and the grace of Krishna.Devotion to Radha-Krishna, emphasizing duality and non-duality.Both knowledge and devotion, depending on the specific thinker.
Scriptural InterpretationEmphasizes Bhagavata Purana and Chaitanya’s teachings.Focus on Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures that highlight Krishna’s role.Interpretations emphasize both the unity and duality aspects of scriptures.Varies; some focus on the dual aspects of scripture, others on non-duality.
Ethical OutlookStresses the importance of devotion and community in spiritual life.Focuses on the grace (Pushti) of God and loving devotion.Advocates a balance between devotion and adherence to dharma.Emphasizes a holistic approach combining devotion, knowledge, and ethics.