Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 179

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 6
Atmasamyama Yoga

36. For one who has no self-control. equanimity is hard to be had, this is My view. But for one who is self-controlled it is attainable through proper means. Bhashya :- Because of restlessness of the mind in the absence of practice and renunciation, the firmly established state of equanimity would not be surely possible, thus in Brahma Purana.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- Those who are devotees of Sri Vishnu treat everyone as they would treat themselves.
37 – 38 – 39 – 40 – 41 – 42 - 43. Arjuna said: If there is no effort, though one is receptive and his mind is ever restless, failing to attain concentrated equanimity, to which direction does he go, O Krishna? 38. Would he not perish like a ripped cloud, 0 Krishna, without any stability and being bewildered on the Path to Perfection ? This doubt of mine, 0 Krishna, you are capable of removing entirely for there is no one else who c:an destroy this doubt. The Resplendent Lord said: O Partha, neither in this world nor in the other world could there be destruction for one, never does one who does good, ever reaches a miserable goal. Having attained the worlds of merits and dwelling therein for many years, the man who has fallen from equanimity is born again in the house which is pure and resplendent. Or he is born in the family of equaaimous, endowed with wisdom. Such birth is very rare to be obtained in the world. There equanimity of the mind be secured to him due to his previous life, established on which he strives again for perfection, O Arjuna.