Sri Madhvacarya also quotes scriptural verses that cannot be found. Two instances of this are found in his Visnu Tattva Vinirnaya, wherein he quotes the following from Skanda Purana ,
“The Supreme Lord Janardana gives knowledge to the ignorant, liberation to the enlightened and bliss to the liberated.”
And from the Padma Purana,
“From Manusyottama up to Brahma, all enjoy the bliss multiplied by hundred in an ascending order, thus the sruti declares.”
Neither of these slokas is to be found in the said books! The same peculiarity is found in other works of the Acarya such as his Gita Bhasya, Mahabaharata Tatparya, and Bhagavata Tatparya. Should we then assume that Sri Madhva has quoted fictitious verses?