sa padma-kosah sahasodatisthat
sva-rocisa tat salilam visalam
vidyotayann arka ivatma-yonih
sah—that; padma-kosah—bud of a lotus flower; sahasa—suddenly; udatisthat—appeared; kalena—by time; karma—fruitive activities; pratibodhanena—awakening; sva-rocisa—by its own effulgence; tat—that; salilam—water of devastation; visalam—vast; vidyotayan—illuminating; arkah—the sun; iva—like; atma-yonih—generating from the Personality of Visnu.
Piercing through, this sum total form of the fruitive activity of the living entities took the shape of the bud of a lotus flower generated from the Personality of Visnu, and by His supreme will it illuminated everything, like the sun, and dried up the vast waters of devastation.
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