|Chapter 18||Final Revelations of the Ultimate Truth||Verse 26|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
The threefold qualities of the performer of actions is now described by Lord Krishna beginning with sattva guna the mode of goodness. One who performs an action devoid of attachment, free from egoism, equipoise in success or failure, with steadiness, fortitude and enthusiasm is deemed situated in sattva guna.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Now Lord Krishna describes the threefold effects of the three gunas or modes of material nature on a performer of activity beginning with sattva guna the mode of goodness. 1) muktah-sangah is free from attachment and exempt from desires for results. 2) anaham-vadi is free from egoism as the doer and hence devoid of pride. 3) dhrti is fortitude and determination in surmounting all odds for accomplishment. 4) utsaha is enthusiasm and zeal in undertaking prescribed Vedic activities. The words siddhy-asiddhyor nirvikarah means equipoise in success or failure of all activities, realising that all results are under the auspices of karma or reactions to actions and the ultimate will of the Supreme Lord. Such consciousness is situated in sattva guna.
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Of the three objects worth knowing Lord Krishna speaks of the performer of actions in the three gunas or modes of material nature commencing with sattva guna the mode of goodness. One who is free from the desire for rewards of actions is free from attachment to actions. Such a one has dissolved their ego involving the performance of actions. Although possessing enthusiasm and determination they are equipoised and not agitated by the infamy of failure or ecstatic by the adulation of success. Those possessing such attributes are invariably situated in sattva guna.