paravaresam bhutanam
atma yah purusah parah
sa evasid idam visvam
kalpante nyan na kincana
para-avaresamof all living entities, in higher or lower statuses of life; bhutanamof those who have taken material bodies (the conditioned souls); atmathe Supersoul; yahone who is; purusahthe Supreme Person; parahtranscendental; sahHe; evaindeed; asitwas existing; idamthis; visvamuniverse; kalpa-anteat the end of the millennium; anyatanything else; nanot; kincanaanything whatsoever.
The transcendental Supreme Person, the Supersoul of all living entities, who are in different statuses of life, high and low, existed at the end of the millennium, when neither this manifested cosmos nor anything else but Him existed.
Taking the proper position from which to describe the dynasty of Manu, Sukadeva Gosvami begins by saying that when the entire world is inundated, only the Supreme Personality of Godhead exists, and nothing else. Sukadeva Gosvami will now describe how the Lord creates other things, one after another.

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