Prakrter guna -sammudhah sajjante guna-karmasu
tan akrtsna – vido mandan krtsna – vin na vicalayet
(Text 29, Ch 3, Karma Yoga)
Meaning: Bewildered by the modes of material nature, the ignorant fully engage themselves in material activities and become attached. But the wise should not unsettle them, although these duties are inferior due to the performers lack of knowledge.
*** Persons who are unknowledgeable falsely identify with gross material consciousness and are full of material designations. This body os a gift of the material nature, and one who is too much attached to the bodily consciousness is called manda, or a lazy person without understanding of spirit soul. Social work, nationalism and altruism are some of the activities for such materially designated persons.
Those who are enlightened in spiritual life, however, should not try to agitate such materially engrossed persons. Better to prosecute one’s own spiritual activities silently.