Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya
(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)
Tatparya Nirnaya :- The supreme Lords‟s resplendence enveloped the entire space betweb the earth and the sky, neither with any end nor any middle, again as without any beginning nor end, thus having been mentioned was shown to Arjuna, which some predominant devotees living in the three worlds also saw in accordance with their own individual competence. Like Arjuna, they were also exceedingly frightened but with continued receptivity the form would result in exuberance of Bliss. Therefore, it is not always frightful. At that time, the intention being the alleviation of the burden on the earth, the frightful aspect is shown. But in all places and all the times the vision of the Lord does not create fear among the devotees of Brahman. For those who are superior to Arjuna, no such fear arises. Sridevi, Brahma, Rudra and similarly Draupadi, Bhima, Balarama were not frightened. Thus has been said in Agni Puraana, because of the statement therein seeing the strange form of the Lord‟ etc. Therefore the statent that the resplendence was never seen earlier.