Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 150

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 5
Karma Sanyaasa Yoga

Tatparya Nirnaya :- simple minded people assuming that nyaasa means accepting ascetic discipline alone does the householder becomes qualified for performing actions, but the men of wisdom do not think in that manner. Because fruits of one‟s performance of actions is available through both the Paths. Therefore men of wisdom are also engaged in performance of one‟s actions because through performance of actions also the Lord is accessible to the hopuseholders. But without Wisdom mere performance of action does not become comprehensively well established as accomplishment. The performance of ones action with sense of renunciation attains the eternal Brahman. Being wise if one propitiates Brahman in the form of Vasudeva either with flowers or through pranava or with Primal Mantra deliverance is assured for performers of action, men of wisdom and knowers of Brahman. Even among them there is more bliss for those who perform actions which please Sri Vishnu. Performance of action without wisdom of Brahman does not bring success. Therefore, only those actions which are performed by the knowers of Brahman are spoken as actions with the sense of renunciation. Only the actions performed by the ascetics is called Karma, where kar should be understood as action and ma as wisdom. Therefore even the householders possessing wisdom attain the world of the renouncer of actions. There is no distinction between the Path of Wisdom and the Path of Action. The distinction between the status (as householder and ascetic) is because of the constraints on the performance of actions by them, thus, in Vyasa Smriti.