Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 164

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 6
Atmasamyama Yoga

2. What one calls renunciation know that to be the performance of action as well, O Pandava. No one ever becomes a renouncer who has not denied with equanimity desires which are inconsistent.
Bhashya :- Renunciation is also included within the enjoining in communion – yoga, says Sri Krishna in this verse. Renunciation of desires and aspirations from mind is the clarification, this is the objective.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- Excellence in enjoining and communion, verily, is renunciation. This is the meaning.
3. Performance of action is said to be the way for the man of wisdom who desires equanimity. For the one who is abiding in such equanimity, serenity is said to be the Way.
Bhashya :- How long should actions be performed? By fulfilling the performing the intended actions. For one who desires fulfillment, the very performance of action is the ultimate communion. Supra-sensory wisdom verily is the consequential-fruit, that is the meaning. That is the supreme pleasure. For the one experiencing supra-sensory wisdom there is deliverance from all the fruits of equanimous intelligence. By elimination of all those the state equanimous intelligence primarily becomes established, this is the meaning. Even then when the praarabdha (consequential) karmas are being experienced, then all comprehensive and conscious equanimous intellect is said to come about. During the rest of the time one is expected to abide in activities pertaining to the Lord.