TEXT 40
srstva bhuta-pisacams ca
bhagavan atma-tandrina
dig-vasaso mukta-kesan
viksya camilayad drsau
SYNONYMS
srstva—having created; bhuta—ghosts; pisacan—fiends; ca—and; bhagavan—Lord Brahma; atma—his; tandrina—from laziness; dik-vasasah—naked; mukta—disheveled; kesan—hair; viksya—seeing; ca—and; amilayat—closed; drsau—two eyes.
TRANSLATION
The glorious Brahma next evolved from his sloth the ghosts and fiends, but he closed his eyes when he saw them stand naked with their hair scattered.
PURPORT
Ghosts and mischievous hobgoblins are also the creation of Brahma; they are not false. All of them are meant for putting the conditioned soul into various miseries. They are understood to be the creation of Brahma under the direction of the Supreme Lord.

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