Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 290

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 12
Bhakti Yoga

19 - 20. He who is equal to blame as well as to praise, tranquil, content with whatever available, having no fixed abode, firm of resolve, such one is dear to Me. But those who being receptive to the immortal Perennial Principles, holding Me as the Supreme follow the path spoken hitherto, are the devotees who are exceedingly dear to Me.
Bhashya :- Collating all earlier advises, Sri Krishna concludes in this verse. Dharma is Sri Vishnu and any thing pertaining to Him is Dharma. Dharma which is conduciv0e to His mediation is Dharma which puts end to the cycle of birth and death and therefore, it is called immortal. shu means be receptive to the Vedic revelations. Therefore, that which one is receptive is shruti. Those who are receptive (to the Vedas) are shraddhaavaanah endowed with receptivity.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- Casting away (the undesirables) he becomes dear to the Lord. By collating (the desirable means) he becomes exceedingly dear to Him. Devotion by itself is considered as one of the means, yasmat nodvijate. That which is the instrument towards Dharma, itself becomes Dharma. (Thus both the means as well as the end become Dharma). That is, verily, the means for immortality, the Immortal Perennial Principles.

Thus ends the Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya of Sri Madhva on the Twelth Chapter of Bhagavada Gita, the Upanishad, the science of the Absolute, the scripture of equanimity, the dialogue between Sri Krishna and Arjuna entitled “Bhakti Yoga”.