Bhagavad Gita : अध्याय 3 का श्लोक 33 अथ तृतीयोऽध्यायः- कर्मयोग
सदृशं चेष्टते स्वस्याः प्रकृतेर्ज्ञानवानपि ।
प्रकृतिं यान्ति भूतानि निग्रहः किं करिष्यति ॥
भावार्थ : सभी प्राणी प्रकृति को प्राप्त होते हैं अर्थात अपने स्वभाव के परवश हुए कर्म करते हैं। ज्ञानवान् भी अपनी प्रकृति के अनुसार चेष्टा करता है। फिर इसमें किसी का हठ क्या करेगा॥33॥
Even a man of knowledge acts according to his own nature, for everyone follows his nature. What can repression accomplish?
Unless one is situated on the transcendental platform of Krsna consciousness, he cannot get free from the influence of the modes of material nature, as it is confirmed by the Lord in the Seventh Chapter (7.14). Therefore, even for the most highly educated person on the mundane plane, it is impossible to get out of the entanglement of maya simply by theoretical knowledge, or by separating the soul from the body. There are many so-called spiritualists who outwardly pose to be advanced in the science, but inwardly or privately are completely under the particular modes of nature which they are unable to surpass. Academically, one may be very learned, but because of his long association with material nature, he is in bondage. Krsna consciousness helps one to get out of the material entanglement, even though one may be engaged in his prescribed duties. Therefore, without being fully in Krsna consciousness, no one should suddenly give up his prescribed duties and become a so-called yogi or transcendentalist artificially. It is better to be situated in one's position and to try to attain Krsna consciousness under superior training. Thus one may be freed from the clutches of maya.