1. 16

    नारायणपरो योगो नारायणपरं तपः । नारायणपरं ज्ञानं नारायणपरा गतिः ।। २-५-१६ ।।

    All different types of meditation or mysticism are means for realizing Nārāyaṇa. All austerities are aimed at achieving Nārāyaṇa. Culture of transcendental knowledge is for getting a glimpse of Nārāyaṇa, and ultimately salvation is entering the kingdom of Nārāyaṇa. ।। 2-5-16 ।।

  2. 17

    तस्यापि द्रष्टुरीशस्य कूटस्थस्याखिलात्मनः । सृज्यं सृजामि सृष्टोऽहमीक्षयैवाभिचोदितः ।। २-५-१७ ।।

    Inspired by Him only, I discover what is already created by Him [Nārāyaṇa] under His vision as the all-pervading Supersoul, and I also am created by Him only. ।। 2-5-17 ।।

  3. 18

    सत्त्वं रजस्तम इति निर्गुणस्य गुणास्त्रयः । स्थितिसर्गनिरोधेषु गृहीता मायया विभोः ।। २-५-१८ ।।

    The Supreme Lord is pure, spiritual form, transcendental to all material qualities, yet for the sake of the creation of the material world and its maintenance and annihilation, He accepts through His external energy the material modes of nature called goodness, passion and ignorance. ।। 2-5-18 ।।

  4. 19

    कार्यकारणकर्तृत्वे द्रव्यज्ञानक्रियाश्रयाः । बध्नन्ति नित्यदा मुक्तं मायिनं पुरुषं गुणाः ।। २-५-१९ ।।

    These three modes of material nature, being further manifested as matter, knowledge and activities, put the eternally transcendental living entity under conditions of cause and effect and make him responsible for such activities. ।। 2-5-19 ।।

  5. 20

    स एष भगवांल्लिङ्गैस्त्रिभिरेभिरधोक्षजः । स्वलक्षितगतिर्ब्रह्मन् सर्वेषां मम चेश्वरः ।। २-५-२० ।।

    O Brāhmaṇa Nārada, the Superseer, the transcendent Lord, is beyond the perception of the material senses of the living entities because of the above-mentioned three modes of nature. But He is the controller of everyone, including me. ।। 2-5-20 ।।