Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 151

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 5
Karma Sanyaasa Yoga

6. O Arjuna, renunciation brings about great pain to one who is not attuned to renunciation. The sage who is attuned to renunciation reaches with ease the state of renunciation.
Bhashya :- Renunciation is best for equanimity of mind and in the absence of equanimity fruits of deliverance are not possible. By acquiring desire etc. only misery comes over to him. (In reality) deliverance itself is the fruit, all other fruits are of little importance, they being as good as having no fruits at all. This is the purport. Except the fruit of deliverance all others are not of worth consideration, thus in Padma Puraana. When a thing is capable of giving superior results, having inferior results is of no consequence. In exchange for precious opal stones, fistful of rice would not be considered satisfactory. The supreme effect of equanimity is renunciation, thus Sri Krishna says here. muni is one who has renounced, therefore it is said: “They alone are called ascetics who are devoid of desire and anger”.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- Deliverance is said to be the state of equanimity, and its form is renunciation. That which is renounced for the pleasure of Sri Vishnu alone is done well, not otherwise, thus, in Agni Puraana. Without renouncing fruits of the action, for the pleasure of Sri Vishnu, all other forms of renunciation are in essence similar to the pleasures of hell. What is called renunciation, know that to be equanimity, O Pandava, thus has been declared. Since equanimity is of primary importance, there is no need for repetition.