Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 40: Verses 1-12
Akrura's eulogy (of the Lord)
Akrura prayed : I bow to You, Lord Narayana, the most ancient and undecaying Person, the Cause of all causes (the Mahat-tattva and so on), from the lotus bud sprung from whose navel emerged Brahma, from whom evolved this creation (both animate and inanimate)! Whatever causes there are, viz., the earth, water, fire, the air, ether and its cause (Ahankara), the Mahat-tattva (the principle of cosmic intelligence), Prakrti (primordial Matter) as well as its Cause (the Spirit), the mind, the Indriyas (the five senses of perception and the five organs of action), the objects of all the (five) senses as well as the deities (presiding over them) have all evolved from Your (divine) Person. (All) these (causes), Prakrti and so on, which are (objectively) perceived, fail to know Your essential character because of their being material (other than the Spirit); while You are the Spirit. The celebrated Brahma (too) who is conditioned by the modes of Prakrti, is unable to know Your reality, which lies beyond the three Gunas. (Yet) pious Yogis (those given to contemplation) directly worship (and thereby seek to attain) You as indwelling the (diverse) limbs of the body (the eye, the heart and so on), (nay,) informing all material bodies and presiding over the bodies of the (various) gods, the Inner Controller and Ruler of the universe. Some Brahmanas given to sacrificial performance worship You alone under the name of gods invested with different forms, through extensive sacrifices as revealed by the three Vedas (Rk, Yajus and Sama). Some men of wisdom, who have developed dispassion, worship You, the embodiment of (pure) consciousness, through sacrifice in the form of spiritual enlightenment (consisting of absorption in to the Self), renouncing all actions (in the form of worldly as well as religious duties).