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CC Ādi 6.16

Text

āpane puruṣa — viśvera ‘nimitta’-kāraṇa
advaita-rūpe ‘upādāna’ hana nārāyaṇa

Synonyms

āpane — personally; puruṣa — Lord Viṣṇu; viśvera — of the entire material world; nimitta kāraṇa — the original cause; advaita-rūpe — in the form of Advaita; upādāna — the material cause; hana — becomes; nārāyaṇa — Lord Nārāyaṇa.

Translation

Lord Viṣṇu Himself is the efficient [nimitta] cause of the material world, and Nārāyaṇa in the form of Śrī Advaita is the material cause [upādāna].