Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 3 - Chapter 1 - Verse 71


यथा प्रसुप्तं पुरुषं प्राणेन्द्रियमनोधिय: ।प्रभवन्ति विना येन नोत्थापयितुमोजसा ॥ ७१ ॥


yathā prasuptaṁ puruṣaṁprāṇendriya-mano-dhiyaḥprabhavanti vinā yenanotthāpayitum ojasā


When a man is sleeping, all his material assets — namely the vital energy, the senses for recording knowledge, the senses for working, the mind and the intelligence — cannot arouse him. He can be aroused only when the Supersoul helps him.


The explanation of Sāṅkhya philosophy is described here in detail in the sense that the virāṭ-puruṣa, or the universal form of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the original source of all the various sense organs and their presiding deities. The relationship between the virāṭ-puruṣa and the presiding deities or the living entities is so intricate that simply by exercising the sense organs, which are related to their presiding deities, the virāṭ-puruṣa cannot be aroused. It is not possible to arouse the virāṭ-puruṣa or to link with the Supreme Absolute Personality of Godhead by material activities. Only by devotional service and detachment can one perform the process of linking with the Absolute.