Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 22

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 2
Sankhya Yoga

Bhashya :- Eternal is the self, thus it has been spoken. Why the self is eternal? Is there anything else (eternal), anything else? Hence, it has been said in the verse starting, नासतो विद्यते There is no annihilation of असत: Prakriti the cause or सत् Brahman, because it is declared in Vishnu Puraana, "Prakriti, Purusha and Time are eternal". Because the word विद्यते has been separately used (in relation to सत् and and असत् also because it bas been said in Bhagavat Puraana that असत् is gross and सत् is of the subtle form and attribute of the Reality. Besides, असत् is manifestation of सत् the unmanifest. According to normal understanding also, it is so established - for both of them अन्त is conclusion.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- The sorrow is not because the war leads to misery in the other world. Even as by evil deeds there can be no happiness even so by good deeds there can be no unhappiness, this is the rule. Therefore the words which promote meritorious disposition, all end in creating happiness; the words which promote evil disposition, all end in creating unhappiness, thus in Shabda Nirnaya. means that which promotes meritorious disposition, thus the word having been used later. Therefore for meritorious deeds the word is used. The one who thinks „ He becomes 'a-sat', 'asat brahmeti' for him Brahman becomes, consequently he becomes sorrowful.