1. 21

    ततो निवृत्तोऽप्रतिलब्धकामः स्वधिष्ण्यमासाद्य पुनः स देवः । शनैर्जितश्वासनिवृत्तचित्तो न्यषीददारूढसमाधियोगः ।। ३-८-२१ ।।

    Thereafter, being unable to achieve the desired destination, he retired from such searching and came back again to the top of the lotus. Thus, controlling all objectives, he concentrated his mind on the Supreme Lord. ।। 3-8-21 ।।

  2. 22

    कालेन सोऽजः पुरुषायुषाभिप्रवृत्तयोगेन विरूढबोधः । स्वयं तदन्तर्हृदयेऽवभातमपश्यतापश्यत यन्न पूर्वम् ।। ३-८-२२ ।।

    At the end of Brahmā’s one hundred years, when his meditation was complete, he developed the required knowledge, and as a result he could see in his heart the Supreme within himself, whom he could not see before with the greatest endeavor. ।। 3-8-22 ।।

  3. 23

    मृणालगौरायतशेषभोगपर्यङ्क एकं पुरुषं शयानम् । फणातपत्रायुतमूर्धरत्नद्युभिर्हतध्वान्तयुगान्ततोये ।। ३-८-२३ ।।

    Brahmā could see that on the water there was a gigantic lotuslike white bedstead, the body of Śeṣa-nāga, on which the Personality of Godhead was lying alone. The whole atmosphere was illuminated by the rays of the jewels bedecking the hood of Śeṣa-nāga, and that illumination dissipated all the darkness of those regions. ।। 3-8-23 ।।

  4. 24

    प्रेक्षां क्षिपन्तं हरितोपलाद्रेः सन्ध्याभ्रनीवेरुरुरुक्ममूर्ध्नः । रत्नोदधारौषधिसौमनस्यवनस्रजो वेणुभुजाङ्घ्रिपाङ्घ्रेः ।। ३-८-२४ ।।

    The luster of the transcendental body of the Lord mocked the beauty of the coral mountain. The coral mountain is very beautifully dressed by the evening sky, but the yellow dress of the Lord mocked its beauty. There is gold on the summit of the mountain, but the Lord’s helmet, bedecked with jewels, mocked it. The mountain’s waterfalls, herbs, etc., with a panorama of flowers, seem like garlands, but the Lord’s gigantic body, and His hands and legs, decorated with jewels, pearls, tulasī leaves and flower garlands, mocked the scene on the mountain. ।। 3-8-24 ।।

  5. 25

    आयामतो विस्तरतः स्वमानदेहेन लोकत्रयसङ्ग्रहेण । विचित्रदिव्याभरणांशुकानां कृतश्रियापाश्रितवेषदेहम् ।। ३-८-२५ ।।

    His transcendental body, unlimited in length and breadth, occupied the three planetary systems, upper, middle and lower. His body was self-illuminated by unparalleled dress and variegatedness and was properly ornamented. ।। 3-8-25 ।।