sa atmanam manyamanah
tada manun sasarjante
sah—Lord Brahma; atmanam—himself; manyamanah—considering; krta-krtyam—had accomplished the object of life; iva—as if; atmabhuh—born from the Supreme; tada—then; manun—the Manus; sasarja—created; ante—at the end; manasa—from his mind; loka—of the world; bhavanan—promoting the welfare.
One day Brahma, the self-born, the first living creature, felt as if the object of his life had been accomplished. At that time he evolved from his mind the Manus, who promote the welfare activities or the universe.
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