Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 173

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 6
Atmasamyama Yoga

16. Attainment of equanimity is not for him, who eats too much or abstains from food altogether. It is also not for him, O Arjuna, who sleeps too much or keeps himself awake too much.
Bhashya :- Abstention from fasting etc. is only for the one who is weak. The one who is strong having given up sleep, food, fear, breathing, physical actions, lethargy etc. meditates on Sri Hari with half-closed eyes, attains peaceful mind, thus in Narada Puraana.
17. One who is temperate in food and enjoyment or is restrained in his actions, whose sleep and waking are regulated, his sorrows are destroyed. Bhashya :- युक्ताहारविहारस्य means one who is temparate in food etc. Enough food by which, individual effort etc. becomes minimized. This is the meaning.
18. When the mind, attuned to and established in the Lord, becomes liberated from all desires, then he is called equanimous.
Bhashya :- आत्मनि means in the Lord.