Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 138

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 4
Jnyaana Yoga

Bhashya :- The state of establishment in consciousness is explained here by declaring that everything is to be offered to Brahman. All this is spoken as Brahman, because all being His emanation and subservient to Him. Not because of its being His likeness. All that is, is subservient to You and all comes to be because of You. The sages speak so, not because all of them bear similarity to You, thus in Padma Purana. All, verily, is the vision of Your Wisdom. “He, verily, is the wisdom of the Hymns (of the Vedas)”, etc. With equanimity of intellect Brahman becomes the performer of actions.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- How can pride be renounced? By offering it to Brahman among other things. Offering to Brahman means brahmaarpana. Brahman is the oblation. Brahman is .the (sacrificial) fire. Brahman is the performance of actions with the equanimity of intellect. Even equanimity of intellect is subservient to Him, this being the meaning. The resplendent Lord alone is the Independent One, thus in Mahabharata.
25 - 26. Some Yogis (equanimous ones) offer sacrifice to gods, while others offer to the Supreme Energy, considering Him as the Sacrifice in the sacrificial act itself. Others through bearing and through senses in the fire (fervour) of restraint; others offer the words and others the objects of sense in the intensity (Ore) of senses.