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SB 3.11 Calculation of Time, from the Atom
TEXT 15

TEXT

yah srjya-saktim urudhocchvasayan sva-saktya
pumso 'bhramaya divi dhavati bhuta-bhedah
kalakhyaya gunamayam kratubhir vitanvams
tasmai balim harata vatsara-pancakaya

SYNONYMS

yah--one who; srjya--of creation; saktim--the seeds; urudha--in various ways; ucchvasayan--invigorating; sva-saktya--by his own energy; pumsah--of the living entity; abhramaya--to dissipate darkness; divi--during the daytime; dhavati--moves; bhuta-bhedah--distinct from all other material form; kala-akhyaya--by the name eternal time; guna-mayam--the material results; kratubhih--by offerings; vitanvan--enlarging; tasmai--unto him; balim--ingredients of offerings; harata--one should offer; vatsara-pancakaya--offerings every five years.

TRANSLATION

O Vidura, the sun enlivens all living entities with his unlimited heat and light. He diminishes the duration of life of all living entities in order to release them from their illusion of material attachment, and he enlarges the path of elevation to the heavenly kingdom. He thus moves in the firmament with great velocity, and therefore everyone should offer him respects once every five years with all ingredients of worship.

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