chāyāyāḥ kardamo jajñe
devahūtyāḥ patiḥ prabhuḥ
manaso dehataś cedaṁ
jajñe viśva-kṛto jagat
chāyāyāḥ—by the shadow; kardamaḥ—Kardama Muni; jajñe—became manifested; devahūtyāḥ—of Devahūti; patiḥ—husband; prabhuḥ—the master; manasaḥ—from the mind; dehataḥ—from the body; ca—also; idam—this; jajñe—developed; viśva—the universe; kṛtaḥ—of the creator; jagat—cosmic manifestation.
Sage Kardama, husband of the great Devahūti, was manifested from the shadow of Brahmā. Thus all became manifested from either the body or the mind of Brahmā.
Although one of the three modes of material nature is always prominent, they are never represented unalloyed by one another. Even in the most prominent existence of the two lower qualities, the modes of passion and ignorance, there is sometimes a tinge of the mode of goodness. Therefore all the sons generated from the body or the mind of Brahmā were in the modes of passion and ignorance, but some of them, like Kardama, were born in the mode of goodness. Nārada was born in the transcendental state of Brahmā.
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