March 20, 2018
sadṛśaṁ ceṣṭate svasyᾱḥ prakṛter jñᾱnavᾱn api
prakṛtiṁ yᾱnti bhῡtᾱni nigrahaḥ kiṁ kariṣyati (III-33)
indriyasye ’ndriyasyᾱ ’rthe rᾱgadveṣau vyavasthitau
tayor na vaśam ᾱgacchet tau hy asya paripanthinau (III-34)
III/33. Even a wise man acts in accordance with his own
nature; beings will follow nature, what can restraint do?
(III/34. Attachment and aversion for the objects of the
senses abide in the senses; let none come under their sway,
for they are his foes.