Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 161

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 5
Karma Sanyaasa Yoga

26. The austere ones restraining their mind, delivered from desire and anger, having the knowledge of their self, experience the bliss of Brahman in all the places.
Bhashya :- He says in this verse that it is easy for such of them to have the bliss of Brahman.
27- 28. Shutting their senses from external objects, fixing their vision between the eyebrows, restraining steadily the inward and the outward breath moving within the nostrils, the ascetics having controlled the senses, the mind and the intellect intent on liberation, and casting away desire, fear and anger, they verily, are ever free.
Bhashya :- In these verses Krishna tells the ways of meditation. The method is by putting away through equanimity, the external senses and restraining the hearing etc. fixing the vision between the eyebrows, ie. concentration of one‟s attention between the eyebrows, at the tip of the nose or between the eyebrows, the one who meditates, concentrates his vision, restraining the inward and the outward breath steadily moving between the nostrils establishing oneself in the state of „kumbhaka‟.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- The one who is not delivered though acquiring similarity with the delivered one, becomes one like the delivered one. Therefore, the human being having been delivered acquires higher wisdom.