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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 38

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 3 श्लोक 38

धूमेनाव्रियते वह्निर्यथाऽऽदर्शो मलेन च।
यथोल्बेनावृतो गर्भस्तथा तेनेदमावृतम्।।3.38।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी तेजोमयानंद

।।3.38।। जैसे धुयें से अग्नि और धूलि से दर्पण ढक जाता है तथा जैसे भ्रूण गर्भाशय से ढका रहता है वैसे उस (काम) के द्वारा यह (ज्ञान) आवृत होता है।।

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

The atma or soul is not perceivable by a human being. Why is this so? It is because the atma is enveloped within and when the senses are excited kama or lust manifests itself explosively completely covering the atma and that is why kama is such a formidable adversary. Kama so thickly covers the atma that it cannot be perceived and Lord Krishna gives three examples to emphasise this.