Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 21

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 2
Sankhya Yoga

15. The one who, on that account, does not grieve, that person, O Arjuna, remaining same in pain and pleasure, being wise, makes himself fit for immortal life.
Bhashya :- In this verse the benefits are being told. In this manner, he without attachment to senses, does not grieve. He remains quiet and peaceful within. Being attached to the body, every one becomes influenced by sorrows. He is referred by the adjective (when he does not grieve). Why does he not grieve? Because of his being equanimous both in pain and in pleasure. How so? By being determined.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- In this manner the benefit is spoken. Not by mere absence of sorrow does one become immortal, but this is the proper procedure, by being a पुरुष. Being full of the attributes of Brahman and by that awareness, one is known as पुरुष. Thus in Pravritta scripture. The words पुर (full of noble attributes) and सरण (wisdom) in Purusha, the meaning of the word becomes clear.
16. Even as good does not come from un-Truth, even so evil does not come from Truth. The relation between these two has been seen by the seers of Truth.