26. Moreover, in
order to distinguish actions, he separated merit from demerit, and he
caused the creatures to be fiected by the pairs (of opposites), such
as pain and pleasure.
27. But with the
minute perishable particles of the five (elements) which have been
mentioned, this whole (world) is framed in due order.
28. But to whatever
course of action the Lord at first appointed each (kind of beings),
that alone it has spontaneously adopted in each succeeding
29. Whatever he
assigned to each at the (first) creation, noxiousness or harmlessness,
gentleness or ferocity, virtue or sin, truth or falsehood, that clung
(afterwards) spontaneously to it.
30. As at the change
of the seasons each season of its own accord assumes its distinctive
marks, even so corporeal beings (resume in new births) their
(appointed) course of action.