Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 235

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 9
Rajavidya-rajaguhya Yoga

Tatparya Nirnaya :- Even as they propitiate for His pleasure, they worship the Supreme Lord in true spirit, with or without proper knowledge, says Sri Krishna. He who does not experience Kehava on receiving the boons from other gods, the meritorious deeds of such one being full of delusion lead him to the eternal world of ignorance. मोघाषा मोघकर्मण means the deluded actions done by deluded men. Consequently they are not merely the result of nonawareness of the Lord but also of improper knowledge of the Lord. Therefore, without knowing the supremacy of the Sri Vishnu only knowing the members of his family-group, like Brahma and others, the propitiation of those other gods brings them again in this world.
29. Alike am I to all the beings, no one hateful or dear to Me. Those who propitiate Me with devotion, they are for Me and I am, verily, for them.
Bhashya :- As one who loves his devotees, whatever little is offered He gives them great fruits. Even in the case of hatred He does not bear dislike towards them, saying thus in this verse - alike am I. Lest it be misunderstood that devotion towards Him is not needed he clarifies to those who propitiate Him, they are His as much as He is theirs. They are under my obligation as much I am in their obligation. “Those who propitiate great persons they in turn come under their obligation”, thus in Paingi scripture. In fact, everyone is subservient to Him. Even though in the beginning, they do not realize this, later after proper thinking they realize their dependence. They become arrogant like Shishupala. Therefore, in Paingi texts it has also been said: "Because of ignorance they do not realize in the beginning, but by meditation on Him they come again under His shelter”.