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CC Ādi 5.54

Text

cinmaya-jala sei parama kāraṇa
yāra eka kaṇā gaṅgā patita-pāvana

Synonyms

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.

Translation

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.