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कर्मानुबन्धीनि मनुष्यलोके।।15.2।।

English Translation By Swami Gambirananda

15.2 The branches of that (Tree), extending down-wards and upwards, are strengthened by the alities and have sense-objects as their shoots. And the roots, which are followed by actions, spread down-wards in the human world [According to A.G. and M.S. manusya-loke means a body distinguished by Brahminhood etc.].