Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 121

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 3
Karma Yoga

Tatparya Nirnaya :- After Supreme Lord and the gods, which are the other most powerful influences, therefore the question in this verse is asked, By which others? Sri Vishnu alone is the energizer of all, Brahma and the rest being subsidiary ones. Demons being influenced by desires and arrogance arouse evil intentions. Amongst the evil, kaalnemi being the most arrogant in his desires is most deluded. Influence of the smoke on fire, of dust on mirror and of the womb on the embryo will be on the noble, the middle ones and the mean people in that order. Like fire, desire is also a great devourer, therefore fire is referred as „anala'. Having its seat in the senses, it can be destroyed only by the weapon of Wisdom. Before realization, it envelops and even thereafter, thus Sri Krishna clarifies again.Even after realization the desire could still be an impediment. Therefore, desire being more powerful than even fire, it never says: 'enough of this'.
42 - 43. The senses are said to be great, greater than the senses is the mind, greater than the mind is the intelligence and greater than the intelligence, verily, is He. Thus knowing that which is beyond intelligence and abiding the self within the Self, O Mighty Warrior, slay this enemy in the form of desire, stubborn even to be subdued.