tayaiva so ’yaṁ kila goptum udyataḥ
kathaṁ nu māṁ dharma-paro jighāṁsati
The planet earth argues that there is no doubt that one who creates can also annihilate by his sweet will. The planet earth questions why she should be killed when the Lord is prepared to give protection to everyone. After all, it is the earth that is the resting place for all other living entities, and it is the earth that produces grains for them.