Sāṃkhya Kārikā verse 16

kāraṇam-asti-avyaktaṃ pravartate tri-guṇataḥ samdayāt-ca |
pariṇmataḥ salilavat prati-prati-guṇa-āśraya-viśeṣāt ||

kāraṇa - reasons, causeavyakta - undeveloped, not manifest, unapparent, indistinct, invisible, imperceptibletri - threeguṇa - attributes of nature; qualitiespariṇāma - transformationāśraya - correspondence; that to which anything is annexed, or with which anything is closely connected, or on which anything depends or rests; substratumviśeṣa - distinction, difference between; characteristic difference, peculiar mark, special property, speciality, peculiarity