|Chapter 5: Hymn to the Absolute Truth|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Brahma-saḿhitā 5.18
sisṛkṣāyāḿ tato nābhes
tasya padmaḿ viniryayau
brahmaṇo lokam adbhutam
sisṛkṣāyām — when there was the will to create; tataḥ — then; nābheḥ — from the navel; tasya — of Him; padmam — a lotus; viniryayau — came out; tat-nālam — its stem; hema-nalīnam — like a golden lotus; brahmaṇaḥ — of Brahmā; lokam — the abode; adbhutam — wonderful.
When Viṣṇu lying in the ocean of milk wills to create this universe, a golden lotus springs from His navel-pit. The golden lotus with its stem is the abode of Brahmā representing Brahmaloka or Satyaloka.
"Gold" here means the dim reflection of pure cognition.
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