Sāṃkhya Kārikā verse 17

saṅghāta-parārthatvāt triguṇādi-viparyāt-adhiṣṭhānāt |
puruṣaḥ asti bhoktṛbhāvāt kaivalya-arthaṃ pravṛtteḥ ca ||

guṇa - attributes of nature; qualitiesviparyaya - wrong perception, misapprehension, error, mistake; intrinsic misconception; reversed, inverted, perverse, contrary topuruṣa - animating principle, self, consciousness, spirit; a person, man, a human being; peoplekaivalya - independence, freedom, solitude, separateness, abstraction, not connected with anything else; uncompounded, unmingledartha - purpose, aim; meaning; thing, objectpravṛtti - finer cognition; special cognition

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

What is it that weapons do not cleave?
That fire does not burn?
That waters do not wet?
That wind does not whither?
– Commentary on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two verse 23