1. 21

    यत्तत्सत्त्वगुणं स्वच्छं शान्तं भगवतः पदम् । यदाहुर्वासुदेवाख्यं चित्तं तन्महदात्मकम् ।। ३-२६-२१ ।।

    The mode of goodness, which is the clear, sober status of understanding the Personality of Godhead and which is generally called vāsudeva, or consciousness, becomes manifest in the mahat-tattva. ।। 3-26-21 ।।

  2. 22

    स्वच्छत्वमविकारित्वं शान्तत्वमिति चेतसः । वृत्तिभिर्लक्षणं प्रोक्तं यथापां प्रकृतिः परा ।। ३-२६-२२ ।।

    After the manifestation of the mahat-tattva, these features appear simultaneously. As water in its natural state, before coming in contact with earth, is clear, sweet and unruffled, so the characteristic traits of pure consciousness are complete serenity, clarity, and freedom from distraction. ।। 3-26-22 ।।

  3. 23

    महत्तत्त्वाद्विकुर्वाणाद्भगवद्वीर्यसम्भवात् । क्रियाशक्तिरहङ्कारस्त्रिविधः समपद्यत ।। ३-२६-२३ ।।

    The material ego springs up from the mahat-tattva, which evolved from the Lord’s own energy. The material ego is endowed predominantly with active power of three kinds: ।। 3-26-23 ।।

  4. 24

    वैकारिकस्तैजसश्च तामसश्च यतो भवः । मनसश्चेन्द्रियाणां च भूतानां महतामपि ।। ३-२६-२४ ।।

    good, passionate and ignorant. It is from these three types of material ego that the mind, the senses of perception, the organs of action, and the gross elements evolve. ।। 3-26-24 ।।

  5. 25

    सहस्रशिरसं साक्षाद्यमनन्तं प्रचक्षते । सङ्कर्षणाख्यं पुरुषं भूतेन्द्रियमनोमयम् ।। ३-२६-२५ ।।

    The threefold ahaṅkāra, the source of the gross elements, the senses and the mind, is identical with them because it is their cause. It is known by the name of Saṅkarṣaṇa, who is directly Lord Ananta with a thousand heads. ।। 3-26-25 ।।