I'm looking for the shloka which explains that there are two eternal principles: pradhāna or prakṛti.

  • By pradhana do you mean purusha?
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Nov 19, 2020 at 12:01

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Srimad Bhagavatam 3.26.10

śrī-bhagavān uvāca yat tat tri-guṇam avyaktaṁ nityaṁ sad-asad-ātmakam pradhānaṁ prakṛtiṁ prāhur aviśeṣaṁ viśeṣavat

"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."

  • Dear Krsna prabhu, thank you so much(^o^). It solved my question. Nov 21, 2020 at 9:18

B G. 15.16 dvaimuh purushho lokkae shra akshara yeva cha Shra saravani bhoothani kutaaskhara uchyathye

There 2 types purusha/soul/jiva one is destructible and another is non destructible. All destructible bootha/jiva reach sky as their destination.

Adhyatmic interpertation: 2 types of jiva are Normal souls other is Lakshmi who is consort of sriman Narayana and who is lord of prakruthi who is non destructive. Under normal circumstances all jiva reside inside her that kootashtha and she is abhimaani of sky also.

Note: Destructible means one who can have multiple bodies which are destroyed Non destructible Jiva her body cannot be destroyed who never takes up destructible body like us

  • Dear Prasanna R, thank you. It helped my understanding(^o^). Nov 21, 2020 at 9:21

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