Sadrsam cestate svasyah prakrter jnanavan api
Prakrtim yanti bhutani nigrahah kim karisyanti
(Text 33, Ch 3, Karma Yoga)
Meaning: Even a man of Knowledge acts according to his own nature, for everyone follows the nature he has acquired from the three modes. What can repression accomplish?
***Unless one is situated on the transcendental platform of divine consciousness, he cannot get free from the influence of the modes of material nature.