आत्मसृष्टैस्तत्कृतेषु भूतेषु बहुधेयते ॥ २४ ॥
nityo ’nyo nirguṇo guṇaiḥ
ātmā — the Supreme Soul; hi — indeed; ekaḥ — one; svayam-jyotiḥ — self-luminous; nityaḥ — eternal; anyaḥ — distinct (from the material energy); nirguṇaḥ — free from material qualities; guṇaiḥ — by the modes; ātma — from itself; sṛṣṭaiḥ — created; tat — in their; kṛteṣu — products; bhūteṣu — material entities; bahudhā — manifold; īyate — it appears.
The supreme spirit, Paramātmā, is indeed one. He is self-luminous and eternal, transcendental and devoid of material qualities. But through the agency of the very modes He has created, the one Supreme Truth manifests as many among the expansions of those modes.