Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 9 Chapter 1: "SB 9.1.7: Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O King, subduer of your enemies, now hear from me in great detail about the dynasty of Manu. I shall explain as much as possible, although one could not say everything about it, even in hundreds of years.
SB 9.1.8: The transcendental Supreme Person, the Supersoul of all living entities, who are in different statuses of life, high and low, existed at the end of the millennium, when neither this manifested cosmos nor anything else but Him existed.
SB 9.1.9: O King Parīkṣit, from the navel of the Supreme Personality of Godhead was generated a golden lotus, on which the four-faced Lord Brahmā took his birth."
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Sutta Goswami said: (and I paraphrase to the best of my recollection using the sing -song tune emblazoned in my memory-
Utta ... Atmarama Cayo munio...
For the liberated soul- the reactions (Karma) of birth and death fall from him like pearls from a strand. Such a soul is very rare.
S. Sanders- 10/14/12