sa padma-kośaḥ sahasodatiṣṭhat
sva-rociṣā tat salilaṁ viśālaṁ
vidyotayann arka ivātma-yoniḥ
saḥ—that; padma-kośaḥ—bud of a lotus flower; sahasā—suddenly; udatiṣṭhat—appeared; kālena—by time; karma—fruitive activities; pratibodhanena—awakening; sva-rociṣā—by its own effulgence; tat—that; salilam—water of devastation; viśālam—vast; vidyotayan—illuminating; arkaḥ—the sun; iva—like; ātma-yoniḥ—generating from the Personality of Viṣṇu.
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 Viṣṇu, and by His supreme will it illuminated everything, like the sun, and dried up the vast waters of devastation.
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