|Chapter 18||Final Revelations of the Ultimate Truth||Verse 29|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
It should be noted that by the description of the three previous performers the threefold knower is also described and by the description of the threefold actions the threefold knowable is described and by the description of the threefold influences their natures are also described. Next Lord Krishna explains the threefold distinctions of intellect and determination.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
The threefold characteristics have been described by the knowledge of the action to be done, by the method of the action to be done and by the performer of the action done. Next the threefold nature of buddhi or intelligence and dhriti or determination which are the essential factors for ascertaining what is truth and what is reality. Buddhi is the intelligent function of intellect that ascertains existence. Dhriti is the steadfast resolve that stands for righteousness in accomplishing the objective. Next Lord Krishna will illustrate the three gunas or modes of material natures influence upon them both.
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Thus Lord Krishna has described the threefold characteristics of action, its knowledge and the performer of actions based upon the the three gunas or modes of material nature. Next He will speak of buddhi or intellect and dhriti or determination also based on the influence of the three gunas. Both are essential in the ascertainment of truth and reality and worldly parlance and require clarity and reason in the case of buddhi as well as patience and forebearance applying to dhriti.