Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 154

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 5
Karma Sanyaasa Yoga

13. Renouncing all the actions by mind and dwelling in peace in the city of nine gates, the self neither acts nor causes acts to be performed.
Bhashya :- Again the renunciation is clarified by emphasizing by all actions. By mind especially, to show renunciation of pride.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- Mentally renouncing the performance of actions by realizing one's own being subservient to the Lord. 14 -15 – 16 - 17. Neither the agency for actions nor the actions nor even the inter-relation between actions and the (corresponding) fruits are initiated by the Supreme Self. It is one's natural potency that prevails. Neither any of the demerits nor any of the merits are accepted by the all-pervading Self. The awareness (jnyaana) is enveloped by non-awareness (ajnyaana), by which the creatures become deluded. Those whose non-awareness is destroyed by awareness, for them awareness, like the Sun, illumines their Supreme Self. Reflecting on That, establishing one's intellect in That, making That as the goal and the sole object of veneration, they reach the abode from where there is no return, the defects having been removed by awareness.
Bhashya :- In truth, He does not perform, thus Sri Krishna says in this verse. Here the word prabhu is used in relation to the human being, because among the gross objects, be is the superior one. Wisdom, awareness alone destroys non-awareness, thus He says in this verse. Primary awareness is the supra-sensory experience. Sri Krishna declares the means of being aware of the supra-sensory experience in this verse.