TEXT 22
yam ahur adyam purusam
sahasranghry-uru-bahukam
yatra visva ime lokah
sa-vikasam ta asate
SYNONYMS
yam—who; ahuh—is called; adyam—original; purusam—incarnation for cosmic manifestation; sahasra—thousand; anghri—legs; uru—thighs; bahukam—hands; yatra—wherein; visvah—the universe; ime—all these; lokah—planets; sa-vikasam—with respective developments; te—all of them; asate—living.
TRANSLATION
The purusa incarnation lying on the Causal Ocean is called the original purusa in the material creations, and in His virat form, in whom all the planets and their inhabitants live, He has many thousands of legs and hands.
PURPORT
The first purusa is Karanodakasayi Visnu, the second purusa is Garbhodakasayi Visnu, and the third purusa is Ksirodakasayi Visnu, in whom is contemplated the virat-purusa, the gigantic form in which all the planets with their different developments and inhabitants are floating.

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