Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya
(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)
33 – 34 – 35. Even the man of Wisdom acts in accordance with his Nature. All beings follow their own Nature; how can abstinence resolve anything ? Between the senses and the senseobjects, there exists mutual attraction and aversion. None should come under their control, for they are, indeed, obstacles on the Path. Preferable is one's own ordained Dharma (Perennial Principle) even tough imperfect, than following Dharma ordained for others, even though followed perfectly. Death in performance of one's own Dharma is preferable for the Dharma ordained for others is fraught with danger.