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CC Madhya 20.271

Text

māyāra ye dui vṛtti — ‘māyā’ āra ‘pradhāna’
‘māyā’ nimitta-hetu, viśvera upādāna ‘pradhāna’

Synonyms

māyāra — of the material nature; ye — which; dui — two; vṛtti — functions; māyā — called māyā; āra — and; pradhāna — ingredients; māyā — the word māyā; nimitta-hetu — the efficient cause; viśvera — of the material universe; upādāna — ingredients; pradhāna — is called pradhāna.

Translation

“Māyā has two functions. One is called māyā, and the other is called pradhāna. Māyā refers to the efficient cause, and pradhāna refers to the ingredients that create the cosmic manifestation.

Purport

For a further explanation, see Ādi-līlā, chapter five, verse 58.