Bg. 3.27

प्रकृतेः क्रियमाणानि गुणैः कर्माणि सर्वशः ।
अहङ्कारविमूढात्मा कर्ताहमिति मन्यते ॥२७॥


prakṛteḥ kriyamāṇāni
guṇaiḥ karmāṇi sarvaśaḥ
kartāham iti manyate


prakṛteḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigprakṛteḥ

by the force of nature; for expanding Himself; impelled by the material modes; material nature; modes; of His energies; of material nature; of matter (woman); of matter; of the material cosmos; of the material energy; of the material nature; to material nature; to the material world; whose nature.
—of material nature; kriyamāṇāniplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkriyamāṇāni

all being done; engaged in performing.
—all being done; guṇaiḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigguṇaiḥ

along with the material activities conducted by the material qualities; by attributes; by different modes; by qualification; by qualifications; by qualities; by such qualities; by the manifestations of transcendental qualities; by the material qualities; by the modes; by the modes of material nature; by the modes of nature; by the operation of the material modes; by the particular qualities; by the qualitative matter; by the qualities; by the three modes; by the three modes of nature; by the threefold modes; by transcendental qualities; from the modes; good qualities; modes of material nature; modes of nature; qualified; qualities; transcendental qualities; with good qualities; with particular qualifications; with spiritual qualities; with the attributes; with the characteristics; with the modes of material nature; with the qualities; with transcendental qualities.
—by the modes; karmāṇiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkarmani

activities; by which activities; duties; fruitive activities; fruits of activities; in action; in activity; in discharging fruitive activities; in fruitive activities; in fruitive activity; in one's prescribed duty; in the churning; in the matter of; in the performance of prescribed duties; in the sacrifice; in the work; in work; of a ritualistic ceremony; of fruitive activity; performance of; performances; prescribed duties; the activity.
—activities; sarvaśaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsarvaśaḥ

all; all around; all kinds of; all of them; all professions or occupational duties; altogether; everywhere; in all respects; on all sides.
—all kinds of; ahaṅkāraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigahaṅkāra

egotism; pride; the pride.
-vimūḍhaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvimūḍha

bewildered; deluded; foolish.
—bewildered by false ego; ātmāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigatma

and of the soul; and of the Supersoul (Paramātmā); and the mind; body; by a manifestation of Yourself; by the body and mind; by the Supreme Personality of Godhead; by themselves; by Yourself; heart; Himself; his; in Himself; in the body; in the living entities; into the self; living being; mind; of all living entities; of Himself; of one's self; of spiritual knowledge; of the mind; of the mind and senses; of the soul; of the Supreme; one's own; own; personal; self; self-realized; soul; spirit; Supersoul; the body and mind; the devotees are the Lord's heart and soul; the mind; the mind and body; the self; the spirit; the Supersoul; the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the Supreme Self; the tree of work; to the body; upon the Supersoul; within; Yourself; ātmā.
—the spirit soul; kartāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkarta

a creator; and will do; creator; doer; shall arrange; such a worker; the creator; the doer; the executor; will commit; worker.
—doer; ahamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigaham

as far as I am concerned; as I am; egotism; false ego; false identification (in the bodily concept of life); false identity; I ("I am this body"); I (am); I (Kṛṣṇa); I (Lord Brahmā); I (Lord Śiva); I (Prahlāda Mahārāja); I (the person desiring release from material life); I (Śukadeva Gosvāmī); I; I am; I am everything; I am independent; I am the material body; I myself; I, Lord Kṛṣṇa; I, the Personality of Godhead; I, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; I, Yamarāja; me; my existence ("I am something"); my humble self; myself (Brahmājī); Myself; the word aham; the wrong mental conception.
—I; itiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigiti

thus; all these; also; and so on; as; as such; considering all these things; considering in that way; here; in this way (after giving everything to the brāhmaṇas); in this way; it is thus; known by these names; like that; like this; so it is; such; taking it as; that; therefore; they; this; thus (Hariścandra said); thus (saying out of contempt); thus (thinking in the above-mentioned way); thus (thinking); thus; thus accepted; thus accepting the words of Lord Brahmā; thus deciding; thus stated; thus thinking; thus vituperating.
—thus; manyateplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmanyate

consider; considers; do speculate within the mind; does not mind; he considers; he thinks; is accepted; she thinks; think; thinks; would be considered; you are thinking; You think so.


The bewildered spirit soul, under the influence of the three modes of material nature, thinks himself to be the doer of activities, which are in actuality carried out by nature. 


Two persons, one in Kṛṣṇa consciousness and the other in material consciousness, working on the same level, may appear to be working on the same platform, but there is a wide gulf of difference in their respective positions. The person in material consciousness is convinced by false ego that he is the doer of everything. He does not know that the mechanism of the body is produced by material nature, which works under the supervision of the Supreme Lord. The materialistic person has no knowledge that ultimately he is under the control of Kṛṣṇa. The person in false ego takes all credit for doing everything independently, and that is the symptom of his nescience. He does not know that this gross and subtle body is the creation of material nature, under the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and as such his bodily and mental activities should be engaged in the service of Kṛṣṇa, in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. The ignorant man forgets that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is known as Hṛṣīkeśa, or the master of the senses of the material body, for due to his long misuse of the senses in sense gratification, he is factually bewildered by the false ego, which makes him forget his eternal relationship with Kṛṣṇa.