Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.3.13.




yo  namabhir  vaci  janam  nijayam

badhnati  tantryam  iva  damabhir  gah

yasmai  balim  ta  ime  nama-karma-

nibandha-baddhas  cakita vahanti.

yah  =  He who;

namabhih  =  by different names;

vaci  =  to the Vedic language;

janam  =  all people;

nijayam  =  which has emanated from Himself;

badhnati  =  binds;

tantryam  =  to a rope;

iva  =  like;

damabhih  =  by cords;

gah  =  bulls;

yasmai  =  unto whom;

balim  =  a small presentation of taxes;

te  =  all of them;

ime  =  these;

nama-karma  =  of names and different activities;

nibandha  =  by the obligations;

baddhah  =  bound;

cakitah  =  being fearful;

vahanti  =  carry.

Just as the driver of a bullock cart ties ropes through the nostrils of his bulls to control them, the Supreme Personality of Godhead binds all men through the ropes of His words in the Vedas, which set forth the names and activities of the distinct orders of human society [brahmana, kshatriya, vaisya and sudra]. In fear, the members of these orders all worship the Supreme Lord by offering Him presentations according to their respective activities.

In this material world, everyone is conditioned, regardless of who he is. One may be a human being, a demigod or an animal, tree or plant, but everything is controlled by the laws of nature, and behind this natural control is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is confirmed by Bhagavad-gita (9.10), wherein Krishna says, : “The material nature is working under My direction and producing all moving and nonmoving beings.” Thus Krishn is behind the natural machine, which works under His control.

To be continued  ...