parameṣṭhī tv apāṁ madhye
tathā sannām avekṣya gām
katham enāṁ samunneṣya
iti dadhyau dhiyā ciram
maitreyaḥ uvāca—Śrī Maitreya Muni said; parameṣṭhī—Brahmā; tu—also; apām—the water; madhye—within; tathā—thus; sannām—situated; avekṣya—seeing; gām—the earth; katham—how; enām—this; samunneṣye—I shall lift; iti—thus; dadhyau—gave attention; dhiyā—by intelligence; ciram—for a long time.
Śrī Maitreya said: Thus, seeing the earth merged in the water, Brahmā gave his attention for a long time to how it could be lifted.
According to Jīva Gosvāmī, the topics delineated here are of different millenniums. The present topics are of the Śveta-varāha millennium, and topics regarding the Cākṣuṣa millennium will also be discussed in this chapter.
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