Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 182

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 6
Atmasamyama Yoga

Superior to the performers of the sacrifices and others is the one who has equanimity of meditation. For the seekers, meditation on Sri Hari is hundred thousand times superior to the meditation on Shesha, Lakshmi, Brahma, Shiva and others, thus, in Garuda Puraana.
Meditation with knowledge is distinctly superior to mediation without knowledge. Better than such meditation is experience of the Lord. Better than the experience is the Communion (Bhakti) with the Lord.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- Superior to austerity and sacrifice is meditation. Better than the meditation without wisdom, is the meditation with wisdom. Even there, for those who are not My devotees, meditation to others is of no use. Those who see similarity between others and Myself, those who do not see Me as different from others, or those who see Me lesser than others, those who are unconcerned or spiteful about Me, they are all nondevotees. Among the devotees those who worship Me alone are superior than those who, for little benefit, worship other gods. As part of the family, from them I alone am worshipped, and considering no one is superior but all are subservient to Me, thus according to Sri Dattatreya.

Thus ends the Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya of Sri Madhva on the Sixth Chapter of Bhagavada Gita, the Upanishad, the science of the Absolute, the scripture of equanimity, the dialogue between Sri Krishna and Arjuna entitled “Aatmasamyama Yoga ”.