paramesthi tv apam madhye
tatha sannam aveksya gam
katham enam samunnesya
iti dadhyau dhiya ciram
maitreyah uvaca—Sri Maitreya Muni said; paramesthi—Brahma; tu—also; apam—the water; madhye—within; tatha—thus; sannam—situated; aveksya—seeing; gam—the earth; katham—how; enam—this; samunnesye—I shall lift; iti—thus; dadhyau—gave attention; dhiya—by intelligence; ciram—for a long time.
Sri Maitreya said: Thus, seeing the earth merged in the water, Brahma gave his attention for a long time to how it could be lifted.
According to Jiva Gosvami, the topics delineated here are of different millenniums. The present topics are of the Sveta-varaha millennium, and topics regarding the Caksusa millennium will also be discussed in this chapter.
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