|Canto 2: The Cosmic Manifestation||Chapter 8: Questions by King Parīkṣit|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 2.8.13
kālasyānugatir yā tu
lakṣyate 'ṇvī bṛhaty api
kālasya — of eternal time; anugatiḥ — beginning; yā tu — as they are; lakṣyate — experienced; aṇvī — small; bṛhatī — great; api — even; yāvatyaḥ — as long as; karma-gatayaḥ — in terms of the work performed; yādṛśīḥ — as it may; dvija-sattama — O purest of all brāhmaṇas.
O purest of the brāhmaṇas, please also explain the cause of the different durations of time, both short and long, as well as the beginning of time, following the course of action.
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