sa karma-bijam rajasoparaktah
prajah sisrksann iyad eva drstva
astaud visargabhimukhas tam idyam
sah—he (Brahma); karma-bijam—seed of worldly activities; rajasa uparaktah—initiated by the mode of passion; prajah—living entities; sisrksan—willing to create progeny; iyat—all the five causes of creation; eva—thus; drstva—looking on; astaut—prayed for; visarga—creation after the creation by the Lord; abhimukhah—towards; tam—that; idyam—worshipable; avyakta—transcendental; vartmani—on the path of; abhivesita—fixed; atma—mind.
Lord Brahma, thus being surcharged with the mode of passion, became inclined to create, and after seeing the five causes of creation indicated by the Personality of Godhead, he began to offer his respectful prayers on the path of the creative mentality.
Even if one is in the material mode of passion, to create something in the world he has to take shelter of the Supreme for the necessary energy. That is the path of the successful termination of any attempt.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Third Canto, Eighth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Manifestation of Brahma from Garbhodakasayi Visnu.”
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