8.18 avyakthAdh vyakthaya: sarvA:

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Chapter 8

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SlOkam – Original

avyakthAdh vyakthaya: sarvA: prabhavanthyaharAgamE |
rAthryAgamE praleeyanthE thathraivAvyakthasamjyakE ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

aharAgamE – when (brahmA’s) day begins
sarvA: vyakthaya: – all entities (of the world)
avyakthAth – from (brahmA’s) unmanifested (body)
prabhavanthi – get created;
rAthryAgamE – when (brahmA’s) night begins
avyaktha samjyakE thathraiva – in that brahmA’s body which is known as avyaktha
praleeyanthE – (they) become dissolved

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

When (brahmA’s) day begins, all entities (of the world) get created from brahmA’s unmanifested body;  when (brahmA’s) night begins, they become dissolved in that brahmA’s body which is known as avyaktha.

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

‘With the advent of the Day, all things latent burst forth into manifestation; when Night draws on, they disappear into the same latent state.’

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