māyā-aṁśe kahi tāre nimitta-kāraṇa
seha nahe, yāte kartā-hetu--nārāyaṇa
māyā-aṁśe—to the other portion of the material nature; kahi—I say; tāre—unto her; nimitta-kāraṇa—immediate cause; seha nahe—that cannot be; yāte—because; kartā-hetu—the original cause; nārāyaṇa—Lord Nārāyaṇa.
The māyā aspect of material nature is the immediate cause of the cosmic manifestation. But it also cannot be the real cause, for the original cause is Lord Nārāyaṇa.
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