- padma-kośaṁ tadāviśya
- ekaṁ vyabhāṅkṣīd urudhā
- tridhā bhāvyaṁ dvi-saptadhā
padma-kośam—the whorl of the lotus; tadā—then; āviśya—entering into; bhagavat—by the Supreme Personality of Godhead; karma—in activities; coditaḥ—being encouraged by; ekam—one; vyabhāṅkṣīt—divided into; urudhā—great division; tridhā—three divisions; bhāvyam—capable of further creation; dvi-saptadhā—fourteen divisions.
Thus engaged in the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Brahmā entered into the whorl of the lotus, and as it spread all over the universe he divided it into three divisions of worlds and later into fourteen divisions.