तमज्ञाय जनो हेतुमात्मानं मन्यते जडम् ॥ ९ ॥
amṛtaṁ mṛtyum eva ca
tam ajñāya jano hetum
ātmānaṁ manyate jaḍam
ojaḥ — the strength of the senses; sahaḥ — the strength of the mind; balam — the strength of the body; prāṇam — the living condition; amṛtam — immortality; mṛtyum — death; eva — indeed; ca — also; tam — Him (the Supreme Lord); ajñāya — without knowing; janaḥ — a foolish person; hetum — the cause; ātmānam — the body; manyate — considers; jaḍam — although as good as stone.
Our sensory prowess, mental power, bodily strength, living force, immortality and mortality are all subject to the superintendence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Not knowing this, foolish people think the dull material body to be the cause of their activities.