TEXT 22
yam āhur ādyaṁ puruṣaṁ
sahasrāṅghry-ūru-bāhukam
yatra viśva ime lokāḥ
sa-vikāśaṁ ta āsate
SYNONYMS
yam—who; āhuḥ—is called; ādyam—original; puruṣam—incarnation for cosmic manifestation; sahasra—thousand; aṅghri—legs; ūru—thighs; bāhukam—hands; yatra—wherein; viśvaḥ—the universe; ime—all these; lokāḥ—planets; sa-vikāśam—with respective developments; te—all of them; āsate—living.
TRANSLATION
The puruṣa incarnation lying on the Causal Ocean is called the original puruṣa in the material creations, and in His virāṭ form, in whom all the planets and their inhabitants live, He has many thousands of legs and hands.
PURPORT
The first puruṣa is Kāraṇodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, the second puruṣa is Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, and the third puruṣa is Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, in whom is contemplated the virāṭ-puruṣa, the gigantic form in which all the planets with their different developments and inhabitants are floating.

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