Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 135

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 4
Jnyaana Yoga

Tatparya Nirnaya :- Action is the nature of the Jiva, non-action, he being not Independent, nonaction is the form of Sri Vishnu, being independent and being performer of all Actions. Action becomes the nature of Jiva when he assumes says that he performs the actions or the actions are seen to have been performed by him, thus, in Narada Puraana. \Since Resplendent Sri Hari is not bound by cause-effect, He is of the nature of a-karma. He has attribute of non-perceptibility or has the attribute of action, all actions being under His control. Since the actions are visible in relation to the Jiva karma comes to be associated with him, thus, in Pancharatra. On account of having desire for fruits, the desire for performing the action (also comes to be attached).
20 - 21 - 22. Renouncing association with the fruits of action and being ever content, without being in any way dependent, even though engaged in action, he does not engage in performance of any actions. Having no desires, with mind and the self under restraint, giving up pride in all things, performing actions by his body alone, he does not incur any demerits. Content in whatever has been ordained, transcending beyond dualities (of pain and pleasure), free from jealousy, equanimous in success and failure, one who acts thus, is not bound.
Bhashya :- It is not mere renunciation of the desire for the fruits but renunciation of association and affection for the fruits (that is important). The nature of Wisdom is again thus spoken as ever-contentment. In that manner, ever-content, infinmitely independent of the Supreme Lord.