TEXTS 53–54
sri-brahmovaca
sthanam madiyam saha-visvam etat
kridavasane dvi-parardha-samjne
bhru-bhanga-matrena hi sandidhaksoh
kalatmano yasya tirobhavisyati
aham bhavo daksa-bhrgu-pradhanah
prajesa-bhutesa-suresa-mukhyah
sarve vayam yan-niyamam prapanna
murdhnyarpitam loka-hitam vahamah
SYNONYMS
sri-brahma uvaca—Lord Brahma said; sthanam—the place where I am; madiyam—my residence, Brahmaloka; saha—with; visvam—the whole universe; etat—this; krida-avasane—at the end of the period for the pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; dvi-parardha-samjne—the time known as the end of a dvi-parardha; bhru-bhanga-matrena—simply by the flicking of the eyebrows; hi—indeed; sandidhaksoh—of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, when He desires to burn the whole universe; kala-atmanah—of the form of destruction; yasya—of whom; tirobhavisyati—will be vanquished; aham—I; bhavah—Lord Siva; daksaPrajapati Daksa; bhrgu—the great saint Bhrgu; pradhanah—and others headed by them; praja-isa—the controllers of the prajas; bhuta-isa—the controllers of the living entities; sura-isa—the controllers of the demigods; mukhyah—headed by them; sarve—all of them; vayam—we also; yat-niyamam—whose regulative principle; prapannah—are surrendered; murdhnya arpitam—bowing our heads; loka-hitam—for the benefit of all living entities; vahamah—carry out the orders ruling over the living entities.
TRANSLATION
Lord Brahma said: At the end of the dvi-parardha, when the pastimes of the Lord come to an end, Lord Visnu, by a flick of His eyebrows, vanquishes the entire universe, including our places of residence. Such personalities as me and Lord Siva, as well as Daksa, Bhrgu and similar great saints of which they are the head, and also the rulers of the living entities, the rulers of human society and the rulers of the demigods—all of us surrender to that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Visnu, bowing our heads, to carry out His orders for the benefit of all living entities.
PURPORT
In Bhagavad-gita (10.34) it is said, mrtyuh sama-haras caham: when the Supreme Personality of Godhead approaches as death, or the supreme controller of time, He takes everything away. In other words, all opulence, prestige and everything we possess is given by the Supreme Lord for some purpose. It is the duty of the surrendered soul to execute the orders of the Supreme. No one can disregard Him. Under the circumstances, Lord Brahma refused to give shelter to Durvasa Muni from the powerful Sudarsana cakra sent by the Lord.

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