Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 278

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 12
Bhakti Yoga

Having stated “I travel with the Rudras and the Vasus with Adityas and Vishva-devas I wander”, she continues “I am the Queen, the gatherer of treasures, most thoughtful, first of those who merit worship. Thus the gods have established Me in many homes to enter and abide therein. Through Me alone all eat the food that feeds them, each man who sees, breathes, hears the word outspoken. They know it not, but yet they dwell beside Me. Hear, one and all, the Truth as I declare it...I make the man I love exceedingly mighty. make him a sage, a Seer and a Brahman...I bend the bow for Rudra that his arrow may strike and slay the despiser of the devoted...On the world's summit I bring forth the fathers; my home is in the waters, in the ocean...Beyond this wide earth and beyond the heavens, I have become so mighty in my grandeur”. “O Mother, pleased by you, one becomes a seer; by your (grace) he becomes Brahman wealthy and wise”.
There arise some doubt to some extent (as to the capacity of Sri Lakshmi to grant deliverance). To clarify the subtle truth and for the sake of knowledge Sri Krishna uses the word एवम्. He needs reassurance since „he has seen, heard of the divine form‟ and has further been told that “His work should be performed”. अवयक्तम् - the unmanifest is प्रकृति - nature. Since the words used are Great, Supreme, the unmanifest, “Being the presiding deity of the three modes (satva-raja-tama), unmanifest, Eternal the self of all the creatures is known as pradhaana (the Primal) not born of anyone, Prakriti (nature), every thing is born of her”. She is also akshara, the immutable. The scriptures say “The Supreme is superior to the immutable”. The Supreme is Brahman himself, none other than the supreme Lord. - “Being blissful in the end, he comes as Vasudeva, the Brahman of all selves”, thus in Bhagavat Puraana. His form and content has been already explained.