कालकर्मगुणाधीनो देहोऽयं पांचभौतिकः ।
कथामन्यांस्तु गोपयेत्सर्पग्रस्तो यथा परम् ॥
kAla karma guNa adhIno deho ayam pAncha bhautikaH ।
kathAm anyAMstu gopayet sarpagrasto yathA param ॥
Every being in this world is not free. It is always controlled by time, actions and qualities. This body is made of five elements. How can such a being ever help another being escape from this plight? Can an animal (mice) caught in the mouth of a snake save anything else?