Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 198

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 7
Jnyaana vijnyaana Yoga

24 - 25. I, the unmanifest, am considered to be the manifest by these men of little intelligence, the higher state which is changeless and Supreme, they know not. I am not visible to all, enveloped (as I am) by the power of Illusion. These bewildered ones of the world do not know Me, the Unborn and the Unchanging.
Bhashya :- What is the special from the other gods? This he speaks in this verse. अव्यक्तम् - unmanifes' is that which is devoid of body and of actions. Therefore he clarifies by saying व्यक्तिमापन्नम इति - by assuming action as the form. कार्यादेहाद् आपन्नम्- by assuming the body for action. etc. It is also said, सदसत्: परम्- superior hunfred times to the manifest prakriti, न तस्य कार्यम् – having no actions to be performed, अपाणिपाद: - having no hands or feet, अनन्ददेह पुरुषं मन्यन्ते गौणदपहिकम् - the Person who is blissful is considered as one having body with attributes, भावम् - inclination is His proper form. Therefore it is said without knowing the Supreme Truth of His existence they become deluded.