Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 109

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 3
Karma Yoga

In all other situations also aananda in relation to the Lord alone comes about. In all those cases sufficiency of contentment alone has not been suggested. Having declared self-satisfied separately. Performance of action suggests the concept of Time, as in the case „When one is eating be does not speak‟. Thus, only in the cases of equanimous consciousness, (that actions are recommended.) Human being alone can become jnyaani (wise), thus equanimous consciousness comes about only to human being. The word maanava comes from the root manu. „self-satisfied‟ means satisfied only in the Supreme Self. On account of the statement, „One who is satisfied with Sri Vishnu, for him there is no performance of actions‟.
For one who says „at the time of performance of actions, I will speak (the mantras)‟ there would be no greater nor similar satisfaction in performance than the contentment in self. Similarly, no demerits will accrue to him for the non-performance of the rituals (for the one who is in samadhi). (During samadhi) there would neither be any danger for him nor any benefit from any creatures. Whatever benefit gained by dSa-na that will be obtained by him. If by knowledge alone there would not be any diminution in the merits, then similar would also be the case of Arjuna who has been enjoined the performance of work. Consequently, it becomes the indication of the will of the Lord as evidenced by प्रारब्धकर्म - acquired results, as in the performance of supreme action like killing Vritra. “यतोऽस्मप्रज्ञातसमाधेरेव कार्याभव तस्मात् कार्म समाचार:|” - Only in Samadhi one is not required to perform any actions. Therefore you perform the actions now (since you are not in that state of equanimous intellect).