|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 9: Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi Sees the Illusory Potency of the Lord|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.9.30
himālayaḿ puṣpavahāḿ ca tāḿ nadīḿ
nijāśramaḿ yatra ṛṣī apaśyata
viśvaḿ vipaśyañ chvasitāc chiśor vai
bahir nirasto nyapatal layābdhau
himālayam — the Himālaya Mountains; puṣpa-vahām — Puṣpabhadrā; ca — and; tām — that; nadīm — river; nija-āśramam — his own hermitage; yatra — where; ṛṣī — the two sages, Nara-Nārāyaṇa; apaśyata — he saw; viśvam — the universe; vipaśyan — while observing; śvasitāt — by the breath; śiśoḥ — of the infant; vai — indeed; bahiḥ — outside; nirastaḥ — expelled; nyapatat — he fell; laya-abdhau — into the ocean of dissolution.
He saw before him the Himālaya Mountains, the Puṣpabhadrā River, and his own hermitage, where he had had the audience of the sages Nara-Nārāyaṇa. Then, as Mārkaṇḍeya beheld the entire universe, the infant exhaled, expelling the sage from His body and casting him back into the ocean of dissolution.
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