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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.5.30
mano vaikārikād abhūt
vaikārikāś ca ye devā
aham-tattvāt — from the principle of false ego; vikurvāṇāt — by transformation; manaḥ — the mind; vaikārikāt — by interaction with the mode of goodness; abhūt — generated; vaikārikāḥ — by interaction with goodness; ca — also; ye — all these; devāḥ — demigods; artha — the phenomenon; abhivyañjanam — physical knowledge; yataḥ — the source.
The false ego is transformed into mind by interaction with the mode of goodness. All the demigods who control the phenomenal world are also products of the same principle, namely the interaction of false ego and the mode of goodness.
False ego interacting with the different modes of material nature is the source of all materials in the phenomenal world.
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