तत्रैवं सति कर्तारमात्मानं केवलं तु यः।
पश्यत्यकृतबुद्धित्वान्न स पश्यति दुर्मतिः।।18.16।।
।।18.16।।परन्तु ऐसे पाँच हेतुओंके होनेपर भी जो उस (कर्मोंके) विषयमें केवल (शुद्ध) आत्माको कर्ता मानता है? वह दुर्मति ठीक नहीं समझता क्योंकि उसकी बुद्धि शुद्ध नहीं है।
So because verily the jiva or embodied being is subject to the sanction of paramatma the Supreme Soul, one should never consider themselves as independent nor think of themselves as the doer of anything. Lord Krishna states that one who erroneously does so will be durmati one whose intelligence is perverted and deluded and thus bewildered is oblivious that other elements are the essential factors in manifesting all activities.