Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 101

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 3
Karma Yoga

5 - 6 - 7. Not for even a moment can one remain without any action. Because they are bound to act helplessly by the attributes or their nature. Even though restraining the organs .or action, one who continues to brood over the objects or the senses in mind, he is caned the deluded Self and a hypocrite. But he who controlling the senses by Mind, O Arjuna, engages the organs or action, in actions without attachment, is superior.
Bhashya :- Actions are not possible to be renounced, thus speaks Sri Krishna Actions are not possible to be renounced, thus speaks Sri Krishna. Therefore, actions should be renounced with all effort. Thus has been said in the verse. To show the predominant role of the Mind on influencing the entity, it is said, मनस स्मरन् ie remembering in Mind. Karma Yoga is suitable according to the stage one is in. Not that Action is only for the householder, because of particular reference that it is for the ascetics also. It is also so in common parlance.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- -Actions are spoken as being two-fold, which are due to the modifications of the attributes and those which are independent. The actions caused by the modifications of the attributes are due to effect of the Prakriti; Independent actions are those of Sri Vishnu, thus, in Paingi Scripture. Therefore, in कार्यते ह्यवश: means being dependent on Sri Vishnu. The scriptures further clarify that अ means Brahman, thus in scriptures