बिभर्ति भूरिशस्त्वेक: कुर्वन् कर्माणि जन्मभि: ॥ ९ ॥
yugapat kramaśo ’pi vā
bibharti bhūriśas tv ekaḥ
kurvan karmāṇi janmabhiḥ
yathā — as they are; guṇān — the modes of; tu — but; prakṛteḥ — of the material energy; yugapat — simultaneously; kramaśaḥ — gradually; api — also; vā — either; bibharti — maintains; bhūriśaḥ — many forms; tu — but; ekaḥ — the supreme one; kurvan — acting; karmāṇi — activities; janmabhiḥ — by incarnations.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead is one, whether He alone acts with the modes of material nature, or simultaneously expands in many forms, or expands consecutively to direct the modes of nature.