1. 46

    भावनं ब्रह्मणः स्थानं धारणं सद्विशेषणम् । सर्वसत्त्वगुणोद्भेदः पृथिवीवृत्तिलक्षणम् ।। ३-२६-४६ ।।

    The characteristics of the functions of earth can be perceived by modeling forms of the Supreme Brahman, by constructing places of residence, by preparing pots to contain water, etc. In other words, the earth is the place of sustenance for all elements. ।। 3-26-46 ।।

  2. 47

    नभोगुणविशेषोऽर्थो यस्य तच्छ्रोत्रमुच्यते । वायोर्गुणविशेषोऽर्थो यस्य तत्स्पर्शनं विदुः ।। ३-२६-४७ ।।

    The sense whose object of perception is sound is called the auditory sense, and that whose object of perception is touch is called the tactile sense. ।। 3-26-47 ।।

  3. 48

    तेजोगुणविशेषोऽर्थो यस्य तच्चक्षुरुच्यते । अम्भोगुणविशेषोऽर्थो यस्य तद्रसनं विदुः । भूमेर्गुणविशेषोऽर्थो यस्य स घ्राण उच्यते ।। ३-२६-४८ ।।

    The sense whose object of perception is form, the distinctive characteristic of fire, is the sense of sight. The sense whose object of perception is taste, the distinctive characteristic of water, is known as the sense of taste. Finally, the sense whose object of perception is odor, the distinctive characteristic of earth, is called the sense of smell. ।। 3-26-48 ।।

  4. 49

    परस्य दृश्यते धर्मो ह्यपरस्मिन् समन्वयात् । अतो विशेषो भावानां भूमावेवोपलक्ष्यते ।। ३-२६-४९ ।।

    Since the cause exists in its effect as well, the characteristics of the former are observed in the latter. That is why the peculiarities of all the elements exist in the earth alone. ।। 3-26-49 ।।

  5. 50

    एतान्यसंहत्य यदा महदादीनि सप्त वै । कालकर्मगुणोपेतो जगदादिरुपाविशत् ।। ३-२६-५० ।।

    When all these elements were unmixed, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the origin of creation, along with time, work, and the qualities of the modes of material nature, entered into the universe with the total material energy in seven divisions. ।। 3-26-50 ।।