akasadira guna yena para-para bhute
dui-tina krame bade panca prthivite
akasa-adira—of the sky, air and so on; guna—the qualities; yena—just as; para-para—one after another; bhute—in the material elements; dui-tina—two and then three; krame—by gradations; bade—increase; panca—all five; prthivite—in earth.
"The qualities in the material elements-sky, air, fire, water and earth-increase one after another by a gradual process of one, two and three, and at the last stage, in the element earth, all five qualities are completely visible.

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