इन्द्रियस्येन्द्रियस्यार्थे रागद्वेषौ व्यवस्थितौ।
तयोर्न वशमागच्छेत्तौ ह्यस्य परिपन्थिनौ।।3.34।।
।।3.34।। इन्द्रियइन्द्रिय (अर्थात् प्रत्येक इन्द्रिय) के विषय के प्रति (मन में) रागद्वेष रहते हैं मनुष्य को चाहिये कि वह उन दोनों के वश में न हो क्योंकि वे इसके (मनुष्य के) शत्रु हैं।।
The senses are constantly being motivated by the force of attraction and aversion. Although Lord Krishna is emphasising the effect of restraining the senses is known to be temporary only still by His mentioning it opens the possibility that restraint may have an influence in dampening desires if engaged in regularly with determination and it might develop a lasting effect. Of course samskaras or past life impressions have a deep rooted influence on all living entities even in the case of Brahma and others but there is still the possibility to modify the situation by practising restraint of the senses in a regulated manner.