CC Adi 5.62
- 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 cannot be the real cause, for the original cause is Lord Nārāyaṇa.