TEXT 20
kṣut-tṛḍbhyām upasṛṣṭās te
taṁ jagdhum abhidudruvuḥ
mā rakṣatainaṁ jakṣadhvam
ity ūcuḥ kṣut-tṛḍ-arditāḥ
SYNONYMS
kṣut-tṛḍbhyām—by hunger and thirst; upasṛṣṭāḥ—were overcome; te—the demons (Yakṣas and Rākṣasas); tam—Lord Brahmā; jagdhum—to eat; abhidudruvuḥ—ran toward; —do not; rakṣata—spare; enam—him; jakṣadhvam—eat; iti—thus; ūcuḥ—said; kṣut-tṛṭ-arditāḥ—afflicted by hunger and thirst.
TRANSLATION
Overpowered by hunger and thirst, they ran to devour Brahmā from all sides and cried, “Spare him not! Eat him up!”
PURPORT
The representatives of the Yakṣas and Rākṣasas still exist in some countries of the world. It is understood that such uncivilized men take pleasure in killing their own grandfathers and holding a “love feast” by roasting the bodies.

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