Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 253

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 10
Vibhuti Yoga

42. What need is there for you, O Arjuna, for such detailed knowledge ? I support this allpervading universe with one small fragment of Myself.
Bhashya :- Using the word ikma\ it is not to say that what has been said till now is worthless but to indicate that what is to be mentioned hence forward is more important than what is said till now. If that was the intention, then He would not have spoken all that has been spoken till now. “Who, verily, can be liberated without the knowledge of special attributes of the Supreme God?” thus in Rigveda. To inform that what is to be told later is important, the previous statements may be given less importance. The adjective tava is used to clarify that since Arjuna is a qualified aspirant, what bas been said hitherto is only for others and what will be told hereafter is exclusively for him. Similarly the word kim is used to show the importance of other means. “If there is attachment and hatred of what use is the penance? If there is no attachment and hatred then of what use is the penance?”. Here the purpose of using the word kim is only to emphasize the importance of removal of attachment and hatred. It is only for affirming perceiving the Lord in all places is more primary objective than the statement „he who sees Me in all the places‟ is mentioned.