Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 170

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 6
Atmasamyama Yoga

Essentially, all are the forms of the Consciousness, devoid of defects. The defects among the Jivas are said to be due to the internal inclination. All. are created by the Lord; nothing by themselves. They are all same in their essence; the seeming differentiation is because of distinctive attributes. Inequality amongst them is due to delusion. Thus all human beings are essentially same. The divinities belong to special category and such special features for them are natural and eternal. The defects among the demons are also natural to them and eternal. The attributes and defects among human beings are natural and eternal. Only the Gods remain with the same attributes for all the time, thus in Brahma Puraana.
Not that the noble and the evil ones should be respected in the same manner. That will then be an error. If people of equal qualification are worshipped unequally and similarly those of unequal gradation equally, then they, even though they be Gods, will be removed from their status, thus in Brahmanda Puraana. The Wealthy, the Kinsman, the Elders, the Qualified and the Learned all these are venerable in their places, the subsequent one being superior to the previous one, thus, in Manu Smriti. Whoever honours all the creatures with equal eye, knowing their essential attributes, Sri Vishnu will be pleased with him. The distinction between the people due to the differences in worship, will not be painful if they are seen with equanimous perception, thus in Brahma Vaivarta Puraana.