Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 317

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 14
Gunatrayavibhaga Yoga

Bhashya :- Hari Aum ! The means (for deliverance) are hereafter propounded.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- After explaining the relationship of the Field and the Knower of the Field in detail, the binding effect of the Three-fold attributes is clarified.
1 - 2 – 3 – 4. The Resplendent Lord said : That Supreme Wisdom best of all wisdom I will declare again, knowing which wisdom, all the ascetics have attained the supreme Perfection. Having taken shelter in this Wisdom and coming towards my likeness they are neither born at the time of creation nor adversely affected at the time of dissolution. My womb is the Great Brahma (Prakriti); in that womb I provide the seed, whereupon birth of the creatures becomes possible, O Arjuna. In all the wombs, O Arjuna, whatever forms are produced, of those Brahma is the great womb and I am the father casting the seed.
Bhashya :- महद् ब्रह्म is the Prakriti. She separately exists as Sri, Bhu, Durga etc. Uma, Saraswati and other Jivas are her partial manifestations. “Sri, Bhu, Durga are the three forms of ilIusion that bind Jivas and the World. Uma, Vac (Saraswati) and others even though distinct Jivas, since they partial manifestation of Sri in Agama, they are also known as Sri” thus in Kashayana scripture. मम् योनि means not the mother, but the feminine sakti existing to accept the seed of consciousness from the Supreme Lord and give birth to all life forms. “For giving birth by Sri Vishnu Sri Lakshmi, the great Maya, is devoid of all miseries. But along with Sri Vishnu she displays as if she is in misery for deluding the ignoble people”, thus in Sharkarakskhya section of Samaveda.