Bondage and Liberation
The soul is said to be bound or free with reference to Gunas but it is not so in reality. As the Gunas have their origin in Maya, as they are the creation of Maya, there is neither bondage nor liberation.
Sorrow and delusion, joy and grief, even the taking of a body - these are all due to Maya. Just as a dream is only an illusory fiction of the mind, so also the course of birth or Samsara is not real.
O highly intelligent one! The Jiva who is My part, is bound without beginning on account of ignorance and is liberated through knowledge. He is in bondage as, because of his ignorance, he fancies he is separate from Me.He becomes free when he gets the knowledge that heandIareone.
Now I shall tell you the difference between the bound and the liberated soul, living in the same body with entirely opposite qualities.
Two birds which look alike  and are companions, have by chance built their nest in the same tree . One of these  eats the fruits  of that tree, while the other though not taking any fruit is greater in strength and is the mightier of the two.
He who does not eat the fruits (of Karma) is wise. He knows himself as well as the other, but no the who eat sthefruits.He who is joined with Avidya  is always bound, while He who is joined with Vidya or He  who is full of knowledge, is eternally free.