Sāṃkhya Kārikā verse 16

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

kāraṇa - cause, reason, the cause of anything; instrument, means; motive origin, principleasti - exists, existent, presentavyakta - undeveloped, not manifest, unapparent, indistinct, invisible, imperceptiblepravṛt - to come forth, issue, originate, arise, be produced, result, occur, happen, take placetri - threeguṇa - an ingredient or constituent or attribute of nature; a property or characteristic of all created things; qualities; a quality, peculiarity, attribute or property; the peculiar properties of the letterssamudaya - coming together, union, junction, combination, collection, assemblage, multitude, aggregation, aggregateca - andpariṇāma - transformation into; change, alteration, development, evolutionsalilavat - like waterprati - with regard to; towards, in the direction of; back, in return, again; in opposition to, against, counteāśraya - relation of dependence; correspondence; that to which anything is annexed, or with which anything is closely connected, or on which anything depends or rests; substratum, place of residenceviśeṣa - distinction, difference between; a kind, species, individual; characteristic difference, peculiar mark, special property, speciality, peculiarity