Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 130

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 4
Jnyaana Yoga

13. The four-fold order was created by me by classifying the attributes and the actions. Even though it‟s Creator, know me to be non-performer and Imperishable.
Bhashya :- He alone is the Creator of the classification of the four-fold order, thus Sri Krishna says in this verse. The saatvik (luminous) are the men of wisdom (Brahmins), those mixed with saatvik-raajasik (luminous and enterprise) are the warriors (Kshatriyas), those mixed with raajasik-taamasik (enterprise and obscurity) are the traders (Vaishyas) and taamasic (obscure) are the labourers (Shudras) thus is the classification of the attributes. Classification of the functions as self-restraint and self control is further spoken. On account of special marks in performances of actions, his actions are similar to those of a non-performer. Hence the scriptural statement, „even though the creator of the universe, he has no purpose in mind‟. „His wisdom becomes transformed as his action‟. Even this having clarified in the later stage.