CC Adi 5.54
- cinmaya-jala sei parama kāraṇa
- yāra eka kaṇā gaṅgā patita-pāvana
cit-maya—spiritual; jala—water; sei—that; parama kāraṇa—original cause; yāra—of which; eka—one; kaṇā—drop; gaṅgā—the sacred Ganges; patita-pāvana—the deliverer of fallen souls.
The water of the Kāraṇa Ocean, which is the original cause, is therefore spiritual. The sacred Ganges, which is but a drop of it, purifies the fallen souls.