|Chapter 14||The Three Qualities of Material Nature||Verse 4|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
It is not only at the conception of creation that all beings manifested from prakriti or the material substratum pervading physical existence and purusa or the Supreme Being as eternal consciousness are generated by the Supreme Lord Krishna; but in every aspect of existence and in all situations they all are totally presided over by Him. The words sarva yonisu means within all species of life. Whatever forms are in existence, whether inanimate or animate, that are born in variegated wombs demigod, human, animal etc. The great refuge of all is the brahman or spiritual substratum pervading all existence within which resides prakriti as the womb into which is manifested all the atmas or immortal souls in existence generated exclusively by Lord Krishna as the father of all.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Whatever forms that are generated into existence from the wombs of demigods, demons, human, animal, birds, reptile, fish, etc. all manifest from the great womb of inanimate existence within the brahman or spiritual substratum pervading all existence and is known as prakriti the material substratum pervading physical existence by dint of its modifications known as the three gunas of sattva or goodness, rajas or passion and tamas or nescience. These modifications manifest due to circumstances based on the individual karma of unlimited jivas or embodied beings who are embedded by the Supreme Lord with the animate aspect known as the atma or immortal soul. This is the cause of all created beings and thus Lord Krishna is thus the father of all. The primary reason for such diverse generating of jivas will be given next.
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
It is not that the origins of all jivas or embodied beings manifest only after the cyclic dissolution of creation; but also all subsequent creations they are all completely dependent upon the Supreme Lord Krishna for their existence. This is what is denoted by the words sarva yonisu meaning all species of life that jivas inhabit be they demigods, human, animals, demons, birds, fish, ghosts, spirits, etc. The original conceiving mother is prakriti or the material substratum pervading physical existence in combination with the Supreme Lord Krishna as the atma or immortal soul generating father which is like unto a seed in every respect. The purport is that insentient prakriti can never act independently but only subordinate and in conjunction with the Supreme Lord and the jivas are then manifested according to their karma or reactions to past actions.