Chap-XIII-Verse-21

VERSE-21
कार्यकारणकर्तृत्वे हेतुः प्रकृतिरुच्यते।
पुरुषः सुखदुःखानां भोक्तृत्वे हेतुरुच्यते।।

karya-karana-kartrtve
hetuh prakrtir ucyate
purusah sukha-duhkhanam
bhoktrtve hetur ucyate

SYNONYMS
kārya—effect; kāraṇa—cause; kartṛtve—in the matter of creation; hetuḥ—instrument; prakṛtiḥ—material nature; ucyate—is said to be; puruṣaḥ—the living entities; sukha—happiness; duḥkhānām—of distresses; bhoktṛtve—in enjoyment; hetuḥ—instrument; ucyate—is said to be.

TRANSLATION
Nature is said to be the cause of all material activities and effects, whereas the living entity is the cause of the various sufferings and enjoyments in this world.

 

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