Chapter 5: Hymn to the Absolute Truth

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Brahma-samhitā 5.18

sisrikshāyām tato nābhes

tasya padmam viniryayau

tan-nālam hema-nalinam

brahmano lokam adbhutam

SYNONYMS

sisrikshāyām — when there was the will to create; tatah — then; nābheh — from the navel; tasya — of Him; padmama lotus; viniryayau — came out; tat-nālam — its stem; hema-nalīnam — like a golden lotus; brahmanah — of Brahmā; lokam — the abode; adbhutam — wonderful.

TRANSLATION

When Vishnu 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.

PURPORT

"Gold" here means the dim reflection of pure cognition.

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