Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 279

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 12
Bhakti Yoga

Meditation is the recommended as action. Beginning with “The mani-directioned Purusha, (of) manifold vision and manifold movement” the seeker proceeds learning that “You, verily, are the wise, the immortal. There is no other path to Him”, without accepting adjectives - resplendence like Aditya (the Sun) merely as matter of courtesy, even as when Rudra approached four-faced Brahma, his father and asked, “Who, verily, is the well-established One, the creator of the Beings, the Lord of the creatures, like father unto them, to the aspirants, to the noble ones the liberator from sins, the ultimate goal? How does one meditate upon him, how can there be any Person, who can be the object of meditation when he has neither feet nor any hair?” Brahma replies, "He, verily, is Sri Vishnu the liberator as well as the object of meditation of the aspirants. I will now recite the manner in which He is to be meditated. Of innumerable heads, of many colours, of golden hue, ultimate goal He, verily, is shining with reddish resplendence like Aditya (The Sun). He should thus be meditated upon in the heart as the ancient dark-blue Purush, having eight arms, unlimited courage, unlimited strength, the Ancient One”, thus in Samaveda Saukaraayana section. His goal is said to be concealed in formless principle. For venerating Purusha, “Him one should propitiate” as the one - “He who is, verily, the immutable and unmanifest”etc. thus has been spoken.