|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 4: The Four Categories of Universal Annihilation|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.4.26
yathā jala-dharā vyomni
bhavanti na bhavanti ca
brahmaṇīdaḿ tathā viśvam
yathā — just as; jala-dharāḥ — the clouds; vyomni — in the sky; bhavanti — are; na bhavanti — are not; ca — and; brahmaṇi — within the Absolute Truth; idam — this; tathā — similarly; viśvam — universe; avayavi — having parts; udaya — because of generation; apyayāt — and dissolution.
Just as clouds in the sky come into being and are then dispersed by the amalgamation and dissolution of their constituent elements, this material universe is created and destroyed within the Absolute Truth by the amalgamation and dissolution of its elemental, constituent parts.
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