At first this universe was Sat (Be-ness) only. It is spoken of as Brahman which is ever free, which is changeless, which is Truth, Wisdom, and Bliss, and which is full, permanent, and one only without a second.
Ishwara has Maya under his control, is omniscient, the original cause of creation, preservation, and dissolution, and the seed of this universe.
Ishvara causes the universe which has latent in Him, to manifest itself through the bonds of karma of all creatures like a painted canvas unfurled. Again through the extinction of their karmas, he makes it disappear. In Him alone is latent all the universe , wrapped up like a painted cloth.