Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 251

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 10
Vibhuti Yoga

Being distinctive, He is known as Vishnu, the dear one giving pleasure. Thus having innumerable attributes Sri Vishnu, and dwelling in innumerable creatures, He - the Moon, He takes predominance over the others like stars etc. positing essence in them. Among those of the same attributes, He takes predominance as Shankar to be the best amongst them. Similarly among the many, He grants eminence only to the few like Ushana, Indra and Arjuna. Among the gods the great one is Brahma, who is next to Sri Vishnu. In poetics etc. there is no one equal to Him. Similarly, among the Pandavas, Bhima is greater than Partha. In Sacrifices, Awareness is excellent; Sudarshan in weapons and Rigveda in Vedas are spoken as the supreme. Thus is the principle of splendour.
In some places Sama Veda is called supreme not because of its attribute, but because of the divinity presiding over it. For Rigveda, the presiding deities are Sri, Bharati (Saraswati) and Uma while for Sama, it is Praana and Shiva. Even there, whatever is proper that is' to be accepted.