|Canto 3: The Status Quo||Chapter 8: Manifestation of Brahmā from Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.8.32
tarhy eva tan-nābhi-saraḥ-sarojam
ātmānam ambhaḥ śvasanaḿ viyac ca
dadarśa devo jagato vidhātā
nātaḥ paraḿ loka-visarga-dṛṣṭiḥ
tarhi — therefore; eva — certainly; tat — His; nābhi — navel; saraḥ — lake; sarojam — lotus flower; ātmānam — Brahmā; ambhaḥ — the devastating water; śvasanam — the drying air; viyat — the sky; ca — also; dadarśa — looked upon; devaḥ — demigod; jagataḥ — of the universe; vidhātā — maker of the destination; na — not; ataḥ param — beyond; loka-visarga — creation of the cosmic manifestation; dṛṣṭiḥ — glance.
When Lord Brahmā, the maker of the universal destination, thus saw the Lord, be simultaneously glanced over creation. Lord Brahmā saw the lake in Lord Viṣṇu's navel, and the lotus flower, as well as the devastating water, the drying air and the sky. All became visible to him.
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