bharyam aha prajapatih
maitreyah uvaca—the great sage Maitreya said; sva-sargasya—of her own children; asisam—welfare; lokyam—in the world; asasanam—desiring; pravepatim—while trembling; nivrtta—averted from; sandhya-niyamah—the rules and regulations of evening; bharyam—unto the wife; aha—said; prajapatih—the progenitor.
Maitreya said: The great sage Kasyapa thus addressed his wife, who was trembling because of fear that her husband was offended. She understood that he had been dissuaded from his daily duties of offering evening prayers, yet she desired the welfare of her children in the world.
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