भूमिरापोऽनलो वायुः खं मनो बुद्धिरेव च।
अहङ्कार इतीयं मे भिन्ना प्रकृतिरष्टधा।।7.4।।
।।7.4 7.5।।(टिप्पणी प0 396) पृथ्वी जल तेज वायु आकाश ये पञ्चमहाभूत और मन बुद्धि तथा अहंकार यह आठ प्रकारके भेदोंवाली मेरी अपरा प्रकृति है। हे महाबाहो इस अपरा प्रकृतिसे भिन्न मेरी जीवरूपा परा प्रकृतिको जान जिसके द्वारा यह जगत् धारण किया जाता है।
It should be known that mula prakriti or the primeval substratum of material nature is the basis for the infinite and phenomena of all creation. It ministers its all encompassing energy in material existence to all sentient beings in a marvellous variety of ways. As objects of enjoyment, bodily organs to enjoy with as well as regions of enjoyment to interact with. All these things are also manifestations of the Supreme Lord Krishnas nature and they are divided into eight principle categories. 1)Solids being Earth distinguished by odor, 2)liquids being water distinguished by moisture, 3)light being fire distinguished by heat, 4)air being gases distinguished by lightness and 5)space being ether distinguished by unlimitedness, 6) manas or mind with its accompanying five senses and ahankara or false ego.