Just procured a copy. Going through the introduction, it was interesting to note that you attribute the Dasa Mula to Vipin Bihari, whereas I was always under the impression that it was Bhaktivinoda's original work. It has long been a fond topic. It is a really good sort of credo which allows for endless digression into all the aspects of doctrines of the tradition.
I must admit your using 'thread' for 'gunas' seemed somewhat awkward, but that just may be unfamiliarity with the usage. Anyway cannot close without bogging you down with my rhyming.
The Vedic texts are deemed self evident,
As have in pure succession made descent;
Which first, that Hari is supreme decree;
And is possessed of omnipotency;
Who is the source of bliss, and rapture's store;
That souls stand in between the land and shore;
Some bound by matter, and some bound no more.
All souls and worlds subsist in him alone,
And all is indistinct and yet not one.
The means of attainment are said to be,
The nine-fold disciplines of pure bhakti;
The desideratum is to gain bliss
Of Krishna's love, than which nought better is.
These ten articles were taught by the Lord
Moon-like Gaurachandra, the one adored.
Which, presumably followed Baladeva's assertion of the nine doctrines of Madhva as,
Says Madhva, Vishnu is the highest truth,
Declared in all the Vedic texts forsooth;
The world is real, the souls are different,
Each soul is of Shri Hari the servant,
Some souls are in bondage, and some are free,
And all souls have distinction by degree;
Freedom from worldly bondage can be gained,
When Vishnu's lotus-feet have been attained;
The means whereby the soul may thus procure
That state, is worship and devotion pure.
Perception, inference, and scripture's word,
Are the sources of evidence prefered.
These are the nine preceptes Madhva maintains,
Which Chaitanya chandra also proclaims.
And then there is the famous verse which numerates the doctrine more concisely, but not comprehensively enough to satisfy the author of Dasa Mula.
The most worshipfullest object adored
Is the cowherd chief's son, and mighty Lord;
And Vrindavan is his divine abode.
The most exquisite worship is the mode
That cowherd dames of Vraja have conceived;
Which truth is verily to be perceived
By stainless proof the Bhagavat commends,
That love divine is highest of all ends.
This is the stated certain doctrine true,
According to the Lord Chaitanya's view;
Aside from which there is nought else to learn
In this regard, and is of no concern.
Well, as for that, I am enjoying Kanupriya's discourse.