prakritim svam avastabhya
visrijami punah punah
bhuta-gramam imam krtsnam
avasam prakriter vasat
"The whole cosmic order is under Me. Under My will it is automatically manifested again and again, and under My will it is annihilated at the end."
Prakrter vasat = bound by prakruti, imam =this, krtsnam = without any exception, bhuta-gramam = living being groups, visrijami = [ I, Sri Krishna] create, puna puna = again and again, svam = my [Sri Krishna's], prakrutim = prakruti [ as My, Sri Krishna's body], avastabhya = manifests into Eight entities. We had already seen these Eight entities, in Chapter 7: [ moola] Prakruti is the raw material and it is transformed into prakruti, mahan, ahankaram and pancha tanmatras [ shabda, roopa, rasa, gandha and sparsa - sound, light, taste, scent and touch]. Such a transformed prakruti is all what you [Arjuna] sees. All kings and relatives, animals and every one without exception are all bound by prakruti. Every atman resides in matter formed by prakruti and expends the accumulated karma as papa/punya. Atman can not remain without a body, except for a short time. Even in Vaikuntam it takes a body to serve the Lord. But the body formed by prakruti is out of the past papa/ punya and so is dependent on karma we do. An Atman in a fish body can swim but can not roar like lion and an atman in a Lion's body can not swim like a fish. These activities are peculiar to the body in which an atman resides. If the same atman resides in a cat's body it can only mew and not roar like lion. So atman behavior is dependent on the body it is residing. So in a way atman also is bound by prakruti. Atman thus is not independent. All these happen out of the will power of the Lord. We will now take leave of this Kshetram.