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Third Force Blind

“First force, second force, third force, this is how the material world is constituted, and this is how we can dovetail our activities to the cause of Krishna consciousness.”

The Fourteenth chapter of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is is so clear. Indeed, reading that chapter alone makes the understanding of all of the other chapters much more realizable.

Now, there are three modes of material nature; this every devotee knows. However, we, as conditioned souls, are generally third force blind, i.e., we do not see that three factors are involved in, and necessary for, the intended accomplishment of any action. These factors can be called first force, second force, and third force, but they are really in terms of tri-guna. Any effective action and every profession is intrinsically composed of a triad in which one of the three modes takes its position as either first force or second force or third force.

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