Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 159

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 5
Karma Sanyaasa Yoga

24. He who finds happiness within, revels within, becomes the Light unto himself, being integrated he attains peace reaches the state or Brahman. The Seers with their demerits diminished and the doubts destroyed, being self-disciplined attain the beatitude or Brahman and rejoice in the well being of all creatures.
Bhashya :- आराम: means the pleasure which one gets from seeing others. Here it is experiencing the Supreme Self. Pleasure comes through destruction of impediments and here it is spoken as the pleasure through destruction of the desires etc. Individual‟s self being the reflection of the Supreme Self the Lord dwells as the Internal Light. Even though all beings have the reflection of the Supreme Self, only those wise ones are referred here. Those who are in समाधि (सम + धी = equanimous intelligence) have no outward consciousness, therefore, even when they see, they are not disturbed thereby. The pleasures of seeing, of touching, communicating which come to the human beings, aaraam, the pleasure should be known as the happiness risen from the destruction of desires etc, thus, in Narada Puraana. Since MahaVishnu is self-luminous, his illumination abides internally. He speaks the cause of the internal happiness as the abidance in Brahman.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- Abidance in Brahman, or else there would be contradiction that one has to reach the state of Brahman externally. The internal happiness etc. is because of Brahman being within.