Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 268

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 11
Vishvarupadarshana Yoga

28 – 29 – 30 - 31. Even as streams of rivers rush towards the ocean, even these heroes of the world seem to rush in your flaming mouth. Even as the moths rush speedily in the flaming fire eager to perish there, even so these men rush into Your mouth with exceeding speed to their own destruction.Licking, as it were, after devouring all these worlds from all sides Your flaming mouths the fiery rays fill the whole universe and scorch with radiance, O Vishnu! Tell me who You are with a form that is so terrible. Salutations to You, O Supreme Lord, be grateful towards me. I desire to know You, the Primal One, for I know not Your working.
Bhashya :- To know further details, „Tell me who You are‟. In the normal life even though one knows others by their attributes, they do not know them by their inherent nature. Therefore the question „Tell me who You are‟. It is not that Arjuna did not know. Otherwise, using words Vishnu or the Imperishable would appear contradictory.
Tatparya Nirnaya:- To know the details of the special attributes and the performance is the question „Tell me who You are‟.