Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 239

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 10
Vibhuti Yoga

Bhashya :- Hari Aum ! For meditation and reflection listening to Lord‟s resplendence makes one satisfied.
1. The Resplendent Lord said: O Arjuna, listen carefully to this Supreme declaration of Mine. These words desiring your welfare, I will speak to you which will delight you.
Bhashya :- For becoming pleased and happy.
2. No one among the hosts of the gods nor even the great seers know My splendour since I am prior even to gods and the great seers in all respects.
Bhashya :- प्रभवम् – manifestation means प्रभावम् – splendor of the Lord, therefore, all the principles spoken as the self-evident premises. If gods and seers existed earlier, they would have known Him through their comprehensive awareness. The implication being that they did not exist earlier and saying AhM Aaidih, they could not have known Him earlier, the creation being subservient to Him. This is only to remind that all creation has originated from Him, hving further declared - „I am the origin and the dissolution of all the universe‟.
In other places also it having been said in Rigveda - “Who, verily, knows and who can here declare; whence was it born and whence was this creation ! Later were the gods than the world's creation. Who, then, can declare whence it came first in existence !”. “When not even the gods and seers could fathom His splendour, how could one with limited knowledge know?”. The assertion that "I who am unborn" is also reiterated.
Tatpaarya Nirnaya :- To make reference to all the subsidiary divinities the word सरगणा is used.