Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 110

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 3
Karma Yoga

Tatparya Nirnaya :- Words like contentment and satisfaction are specially used as synonyms for contentment from Supreme Self. “विष्णुप्रसादाद् रतिमांस्तृप्तो विष्णु प्रसादत:| विष्ण्वेवतितृप्तो मुक्तोऽसौ विध्यगोचर: ||” - 0ne who enjoys the Grace of Sri Vishnu is content and one who is content with unlimited Grace of Sri Vishnu is known as the liberated, thus in Agni Purana. रति is delight and आनन्द is bliss, two fold, either from contentment and friendship or from satisfied performance of actions, thus in Shabda Nirnaya. santosha is satisfaction, तृप्ति contentment or अपूर्ति- feeling of incompleteness, प्रीति being the alternative words used. For those who are not liberated, performance of action remains. Therefore, the need for unattached actions. For those who are attached, performance of actions for the Supreme Being alone is recommended. For the liberated there exists no need for performance of actions, this has been shown by the use of तु. Otherwise the statement (to Arjuna), therefore perform actions would be contradictory. Established in Brahman, reveling in Brahman, well endowed with the wisdom of Brahman, the difference between Pandavas and the liberated ones is very limited', thus in Bhavishya Parva, Arjuna cannot be considered ineligible (an-adhikari). Due to the statement 'the similarity and disparity in self-reveling' the special distinctive attribute is shown. This may even be a semblance of pain in some instances