kalasyanugatir ya tu
laksyate 'nvi brhaty api
kalasya—of eternal time; anugatih—beginning; ya tu—as they are; laksyate—experienced; anvi—small; brhati—great; api—even; yavatyah—as long as; karma-gatayah—in terms of the work performed; yadrsih—as it may; dvija-sattama—O purest of all brahmanas.
O purest of the brahmanas, please also explain the cause of the different durations of time, both short and long, as well as the beginning of time, following the course of action.
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