The commentaries on Bhagavad-gita

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

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– Is there a commentary on Bhagavad-gita based on the conclusion of acintya-bhedabheda philosophy?

– Unfortunately, the commentaries and Bengali translations of Srimad Bhagavad-gita that have been published to date are mostly composed by monists. Commentaries or translations based on pure devotional service are rarely published.

The commentaries of Sankaracharya and Anandagiri are full of monistic conclusions.

Sridhara Swami’s commentary is not based on the philosophy of monism, but it has a scent of the sectarian philosophy of suddhadvaita-vada.

Sri Madhusudana Sarasvati’s commentary is full of statements nourishing devotional service, but the conclusion is not beneficial.

Sri Ramanuja Swami’s commentary is fully based on devotional service, but unless a commentary on Bhagavad-gita that is full of the teachings of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu’s acintya-bhedabheda philosophy is published in our country, the happiness of those who relish pure devotional service does not increase.

We have therefore carefully published the Bhagavad-gita with the Bengali translation called Rasika-ranjana according to the commentary written by Sri Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura. He was a follower of Sri Gauranga, a great teacher, and the crest jewel among all devotees.

Sri Baladeva Vidyabhusana also wrote a commentary on Bhagavad-gita based on the teachings of Sriman Mahaprabhu.

Although Baladeva’s commentary is philosophical, Cakravarti Mahasaya’s commentary is not only philosophical, but also full of the mellows of love of God. Particularly, Cakravarti Mahasaya’s commentary on Srimad Bhagavatam is particularly well known and respected. Cakravarti Mahasaya’s philosophy is simple and his Sanskrit language is sublime. (Bhagavad-gita translation)

– What is the purpose of and inspiration behind composing the Vidvad-ranjana commentary on Srimad Bhagavad-gita?

– Sri Baladeva Vidyabhusana wrote a commentary on Bhagavad-gita and removed the cloud of Mayavada, which covered the moonlike nectarean truth of Bhagavad-gita. By the mercy of the Panca-tattva, he wrote his commentary and made everyone happy.

According to his commentary, I, the most insignificant Bhaktivinoda, wrote a nectarean commentary on Bhagavad-gita. After offering my respectful obeisances at the feet of the pure devotees, I wrote and named this commentary Vidvad-ranjana.

Sri Advaita Prabhu is an authority on Bhagavad-gita, so I offer my respectful obeisances unto Him. May He place His lotus feet on the head of this servant and fulfill my desire by empowering me. Out of compassion for the living entities of the world, Sri Advaita Prabhu brought Gaurahari here and taught everyone the essence of Bhagavad-gita. There is no doubt that if I receive Sri Advaita Prabhu’s mercy, I will cross beyond the ocean of spiritual truth.

O Sri Gaura! O Nityananda! O Advaita, the abode of love of God! O Laksmi! O Vishnupriya! O Gadadhara! O Jahnava! O Vamsivadanananda! O Rupa! O Sanatana! O Svarupa! O Ramananda! O Srivasa! O Sridhara! I am most poor and fallen; therefore, by your mercy alone this foolish person can achieve perfection. Please destroy all obstacles, reveal all truths to me, and give me the strength to write this commentary. (Mangalacharana of Vidvad-ranjana-bhasya)

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3 Responses to “The commentaries on Bhagavad-gita”
  1. Shyamananda dasa brahmacari says:

    Please could you guide me as to how I could obtain a copy of vidvad and rasika ranjana commentaries of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakura on Bhagavad Gita. Thank you. Hare Krishna!

  2. Malika Das says:

    I’m looking for the translation Of Rasika-ranjan commentary by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur.

  3. Rasika-ranjana commentary says:

    Rasika-ranjana has been published by Rasbihari Lal and Sons. You can buy the book at their shop: