Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 17

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 2
Sankhya Yoga

Tatparya Nirnaya :- Because of your fraternal feelings you are sulking from your inborn behaviour according to the Perennial Principles. Is it because of the fear of loss of his body or the loss of Consciousness ? The body being in all respects subject to destruction there is no purpose for being frightened, nor the possibility of destruction of the Consciousness, because it being immortal. There is no destruction for My Supreme Consciousness. Similar is the case in respect of others as well. “Eternal among eternals, Consciousness among the conscious ones, the One who desires, manifests as many”.
The non-separation and separation from the body is said to be the birth and death. Such, verily, is the case with Jiva. There is never any question of deliverance for the Lord, thus, in Skanda Puraana. Since the Lord may appear, due to delusion, to have destruction of his body and of the consciousness in the course of the battle, the same is being cleared with the word tu in the verse. Even though such doubt may not arise in the case of Arjuna, the Resplendent One clarifies the same for the sake of (clarification and) the welfare of the world. Even though this dialogue is spoken in confidence, through the medium of Vyasa, the same is made known to the world.