TEXT 17
sri-suka uvaca
iti mantropanisadam
vyaharantam samahitam
drstvasura yatudhana
jagdhum abhyadravan ksudha
SYNONYMS
sri-sukah uvaca—Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said; iti—thus; mantra-upanisadam—the Vedic mantra (uttered by Svayambhuva Manu); vyaharantam—taught or chanted; samahitam—concentrated the mind (without being agitated by material conditions); drstva—upon seeing (him); asurah—the demons; yatudhanah—the Raksasas; jagdhum—desired to devour; abhyadravan—running very fast; ksudha—to satisfy their appetite.
TRANSLATION
Sukadeva Gosvami continued: Svayambhuva Manu was thus in a trance, chanting the mantras of Vedic instruction known as the Upanisads. Upon seeing him, the Raksasas and asuras, being very hungry, wanted to devour him. Therefore they ran after him with great speed.

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