Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 192

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 7
Jnyaana vijnyaana Yoga

13 – 14 – 15 – 16 – 17 – 18 - 19. With these three attributes all this world is enveloped; being deluded by them they do not know Me, who is Supreme and imperishable. Divine is this Illusion, an attribute of Mine, difficult to be transgressed; only those who take refuge in Me shall cross over. Those who are given to evil actions, being bewildered, being mean among men, their mind being influenced by delusion and taking shelter under evil emotions, do not propitiate Me. Virtuous people of fourfold inclination propitiate Me, O Arjuna, the afflicted, the inquirer, the seeker of the goal and the man of awareness. Among those the man of awareness, being equanimous and being exclusively devoted, surpasses. For this reason I am exceedingly dear to him and he is dear to Me. . Inspired, indeed, are all these; but the man of awareness is, in my opinion, like My own Self. Dwelling ever in equanimoas state, he resorts to Me alone as the Supreme Goal. At the end or many lives, the man or awareness reaches Me, considering that Vasudeva is all that is. Such great self is exceptional one.
Bhashya :- Why does he (Arjuna) not know? This is explained in three ways. To show his attachment (to the attributes), the word माया is used. माया is used in three ways as Self, as modification and as effulgence. Not as Sri Durgadevi‟s actions, thus Gita-Kalpa. He speaks of गुणमयी as his attributes. His actions also subscribe to his Nature. One's inclination is compatible with one's nature, association is with two distinct objects, thus in Vyasa Yoga.