Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 236

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 9
Rajavidya-rajaguhya Yoga

Tatparya Nirnaya :- “The one who is devoted to Him can never be inimical to Him; nor one who is inimical could ever be His devotee. But He is equitable in giving the fruits according to one's devotion, thus in Padma Puraana. To those who are devoted. 30 – 31 – 32 – 33 – 34. If one who is given to vile conduct propitiates Me without any distraction then he-should, indeed, be considered noble, he having rightly resolved. Swiftly does he become a man of righteousness and attains eternal peace. O Kaunteya, know for certain that My devotee shall never perish. Having taken refuge in Me alone, O Partha, the ones born in unmeritorious wombs, the women, the traders and similarly the menials also attain the Supreme Goal. What then of the pure men of Wisdom and of devoted royal sages having attained this world of impermanent pleasures, propitiate Me. . (Therefore) be mentally attuned to Me be devoted to Me, propitiate Me, bow down to Me and you shall, verily, disciplining yourself towards Me with equanimous mind come to Me.
Bhashya :- Normally, one who is of evil nature can never become His devotee. But because of many good merits, the evil ones should be considered to have become noble persons.
How? Soon be becomes a man of good soul which is possible only to those who have the divine essence in them. “The one who does not give up evil ways, one who is not devoted, one who has no equipoise cannot become the pure devotee of Sriman Narayana. But the gods and sages even though some time are evil minded become in due course best of the devotees, because they are aware of the essential nature of the Lord”, thus in Shandilya section. Therefore, those who fraudulently try to prove their devotion should be known in this manner. However those who have committed slight demerits may be devoted by association with saints. In others, simple devotion may be accepted. “those who seek sensual pleasures, they are, verily, the deceivers. They being the practitioners of low behavior, true devotion can never spring”, thus, in Vishnu Puraana.