Chapter 13: Nature, the Enjoyer, and Consciousness
sarira-stho 'pi kaunteya
na karoti na lipyate
anaditvat—due to eternity; nirgunatvat—due to transcendental; param—beyond material nature; atma—spirit; ayam—this; avyayah—inexhaustable; sarira-sthah api—though dwelling in the body; kaunteya—O son of Kunti; na karoti—never does anything; na lipyate—nor is he entangled.
Those with the vision of eternity can see that the soul is transcendental, eternal, and beyond the modes of nature. Despite contact with the material body, O Arjuna, the soul neither does anything nor is entangled.
A living entity appears to be born because of the birth of the material body, but actually the living entity is eternal; he is not born, and in spite of his being situated in a material body, he is transcendental and eternal. Thus he cannot be destroyed. By nature he is full of bliss. He does not engage himself in any material activities; therefore the activities performed due to his contact with material bodies do not entangle him.