From which scripture are these shlokas from?

स्थितस् तत्र जना यूका इव सीमन्त-संस्थिताः ॥ This earth here is the body of a giant living being, self-supported in empty space. On that are situated the people like lice dwelling in the hair.

पक्षी स्वभाव-वशतो यत्र तिष्ठति खे स्वयम् । तत्र भूमेः स्थितौ शङ्का केयं मूढेषु जृम्भते ॥ As a bird by the force of its own nature stands in space, the earth to is situated (in space], why does a doubt (regarding this) yawn among idiots?

कढ़काख्यं यथा रत्नं वस्तु स्वं प्रति कर्षति । तथा पृथ्वी वस्तुजातं स्वभावे कैव चोदना ॥ Just as the amber gem attracts objects towards itself, Why indeed, so too the earth by nature attracts all objects.

पिपीलिकानां न्यायेन जनाः पृथ्व्यां व्यवस्थिताः । परितः पात-शङ्कान न कार्येषां तथा स्थितेः ॥ In the manner of ants son a ball, the beings are stationed on the earth. Held by this force all around they have no risk of falling off from here.

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    Śiṣyadhīvṛddhidatantra of Lalla, an 8th century astronomical treatise.
    – Savitr̥
    Commented May 28, 2022 at 4:22
  • @Apastamba_01 if you know exact chapters, you can answer it
    – The Destroyer
    Commented May 29, 2022 at 9:45
  • I think it's from one of the works of Bhaskara @Lokesh ... the famous Kashmiri Acharya. Atleast this blog says so.
    – Vivikta
    Commented May 29, 2022 at 14:44
  • @Vivikta I got the shlokas from there only. Unfortuantely the author of blog doesn't know the scripture from which it is taken.
    – Lokesh
    Commented May 29, 2022 at 14:47
  • It might be found in his work - Siddhanta Shiromani, in the Chapter Goladhyaya, or in the work Surya Siddhant.
    – Vivikta
    Commented May 29, 2022 at 14:53

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After a long search, I finally came to know that its from चित्तानुबोध, दशमाध्यायः by राजानक-भास्कराकण्ठ.

It can be accessed here - https://archive.org/details/UFmz_chittanubodha-shastram-by-bhaskara-kantha-edited-by-sushma-pandey-published-by-t/page/n271/mode/2up

BTW, this publication has quite a few errors. Following is the manuscript of it.

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