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    एवं पराभिध्यानेन कर्तृत्वं प्रकृतेः पुमान् । कर्मसु क्रियमाणेषु गुणैरात्मनि मन्यते ।। ३-२६-६ ।।

    Because of his forgetfulness, the transcendental living entity accepts the influence of material energy as his field of activities, and thus actuated, he wrongly applies the activities to himself. ।। 3-26-6 ।।

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    तदस्य संसृतिर्बन्धः पारतन्त्र्यं च तत्कृतम् । भवत्यकर्तुरीशस्य साक्षिणो निर्वृतात्मनः ।। ३-२६-७ ।‌।

    Material consciousness is the cause of one’s conditional life, in which conditions are enforced upon the living entity by the material energy. Although the spirit soul does not do anything and is transcendental to such activities, he is thus affected by conditional life. ।। 3-26-7 ।।

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    कार्यकारणकर्तृत्वे कारणं प्रकृतिं विदुः । भोक्तृत्वे सुखदुःखानां पुरुषं प्रकृतेः परम् ।। ३-२६-८ ।।

    The cause of the conditioned soul’s material body and senses, and the senses’ presiding deities, the demigods, is the material nature. This is understood by learned men. The feelings of happiness and distress of the soul, who is transcendental by nature, are caused by the spirit soul himself. ।। 3-26-8 ।।

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    देवहूतिरुवाच प्रकृतेः पुरुषस्यापि लक्षणं पुरुषोत्तम । ब्रूहि कारणयोरस्य सदसच्च यदात्मकम् ।। ३-२६-९ ।।

    Devahūti said: O Supreme Personality of Godhead, kindly explain the characteristics of the Supreme Person and His energies, for both of these are the causes of this manifest and unmanifest creation. ।। 3-26-9 ।।

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    श्रीभगवानुवाच यत्तत्त्रिगुणमव्यक्तं नित्यं सदसदात्मकम् । प्रधानं प्रकृतिं प्राहुरविशेषं विशेषवत् ।। ३-२६-१० ।।

    : The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: The unmanifested eternal combination of the three modes is the cause of the manifest state and is called pradhāna. It is called prakṛti when in the manifested stage of existence. ।। 3-26-10 ।।