Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 122

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 3
Karma Yoga

Bhashya :- The means of destroying the adversary should be known through wisdom, says this verse. The scriptures declare that “ असङगज्ञानसिमादाय तरति पारम् |” - With the wisdom in the form of denial of the senses, one crosses over the river to the other bank. Intellect is not the only one superior; the deities presiding over the senses are superior to the deities presiding over the parts of body. Superior to the unmanifest (Sri Lakshmi) is the Purusha, as said in Katha Upanishad. Deliverance is not possible knowing stray statements made in different contexts. The Supreme Self should be meditated upon with all attributes in the intellect as said by Vyasa in Brahma Sutra. And also by such other statements in other places. In Vedas which are apaurusheya (not attributed to any human creation) and also in the Vishnu Veda (Mahabharata) whatever attributes have been spoken in respect of Sri Vishnu according to tradition and whoever perceives Supreme Hari knowing all those attributes, in them alone communion (Bhakti) becomes established, never in others, thus also in Garuda Puraana. In the verse Jiva is not referred because it is further said even the desire for senses is overcome by His realization. Also further it having been said without being aware of the Supreme, how can one expect to win over desires ? Therefore, the wisdom relating to the Supreme Self alone is intended here. Here आत्मानम् means the mind and आत्मना means by intellect and they are for realizing the Supreme Self.