Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 141

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 4
Jnyaana Yoga

30 - 31. Others restraining the intake of food, sacrifice the breath in the breath. All these, verily, are the knowers (of the significance) of sacrifice who (thereby) destroy the demerits. Those who consume the remains of the sacrificial act, attain the eternal Brahman. Not even is this world for non-performer of the sacrifices, how can there be any other for them, O Arjuna ?
Bhashya :- By restraining the food intake and reducing the flow of Breath, the breath reducing the speech Mind is enjoined to become subservient as mentioned in scriptures. From texts also this is established. The intake of little food makes the Breath become sacrificed in Breath.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- Divine Vishnu, verily, is propitiated as sacrifice. For the enjoyment of His son, He himself becomes the sacrifice. In the fire of the sacrifice in the performance of the act of sacrifice, in the form of sacrifice Sri Vishnu, verily, is offered. Through His propitiation the ear and other senses are brought under restraint. Through His propitiation the senses come to be burnt. He verily is propitiated by him, he himself becoming the sacrifice mentally or otherwise, thus in Brahmavaivarta scripture.