All beings are dominated by their governing property
act under its compulsion.
The sage who is blessed with perception
his efforts in accordance with his nature.
Ordinary men abide in their actions
the wise in their Self.
Everyone acts according to the inescapable demands of his nature.
This is a self-evident and incontrovertible truth.
drunk with attachment and lacking in discrimination,
who do not wage war in a state of meditation
in which there is complete self-surrender
as well as
freedom from desire,
are deprived of the ultimate bliss.