Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 126

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 4
Jnyaana Yoga

How come he is born, if he is without beginning and eternal one? Because his divine essence becoming established through Prakriti. Prakriti being the projection of Vasudeva, he establishes himself in Prakriti. Through him, in him is born, the created form of himself. This is the meaning. Not that he independently takes birth. Therefore, He says स्वाम् i.e. through one‟s own wealth and actions, thus is spoken. Even so, सा हि even they (Vasudeva-Devaki) are referred. In the same manner the entire creation. आत्ममायया through one‟s own power of Wisdom. केतु, केत:, चिति:, चित्तं, मति:, कतु, मनिषा, माया – for all these words, the meaning in dictionary has been as प्रज्ञा, consciousness. Or having caused them through creation, having further created body etc. by the power of his Wisdom, he appears for them as though born, though in fact he is not born in the normal sense.
It has been further said: “महत् and other principles are called as माता, श्री, भू etc. For the deluded, the illusory attribute of Sri Vishnu is known as Durga. They appear to having been born even though they are not born as such”. ईश्वर means greater than ई शेभ्योऽपि वर - the great Since you are superior to those who are ईश greater than Brahma, Rudra, Shree, Shesha and others, you are known as ईश्वर and none other. Further he who is selfestablished is called as ईश. Further You who are superior to them is ईश्वर, thus, in Brahma Vaivarta Puraana.