TEXT 45
sa kinnarān kimpuruṣān
pratyātmyenāsṛjat prabhuḥ
mānayann ātmanātmānam
ātmābhāsaṁ vilokayan
SYNONYMS
saḥ—Lord Brahmā; kinnarān—the Kinnaras; kimpuruṣān—the Kimpuruṣas; pratyātmyena—from his reflection (in water); asṛjat—created; prabhuḥ—the lord of the living beings (Brahmā); mānayan—admiring; ātmanā ātmānam—himself by himself; ātma-ābhāsam—his reflection; vilokayan—seeing.
TRANSLATION
One day, Brahmā, the creator of the living entities, beheld his own reflection in the water, and admiring himself, he evolved Kimpuruṣas as well as Kinnaras out of that reflection.

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