1. 26

    पाहि मां परमात्मंस्ते प्रेषणेनासृजं प्रजाः । ता इमा यभितुं पापा उपाक्रामन्ति मां प्रभो ।। ३-२०-२६ ।।

    Lord Brahmā, approaching the Lord, addressed Him thus: My Lord, please protect me from these sinful demons, who were created by me under Your order. They are infuriated by an appetite for sex and have come to attack me. ।। ३-२०-२६ ।।

  2. 27

    त्वमेकः किल लोकानां क्लिष्टानां क्लेशनाशनः । त्वमेकः क्लेशदस्तेषामनासन्नपदां तव ।। ३-२०-२७ ।।

    My Lord, You are the only one capable of ending the affliction of the distressed and inflicting agony on those who never resort to Your feet. ।। 3-20-27 ।।

  3. 28

    सोऽवधार्यास्य कार्पण्यं विविक्ताध्यात्मदर्शनः । विमुञ्चात्मतनुं घोरामित्युक्तो विमुमोच ह ।। ३-२०-२८ ।।

    The Lord, who can distinctly see the minds of others, perceived Brahmā’s distress and said to him: “Cast off this impure body of yours.” Thus commanded by the Lord, Brahmā cast off his body. ।। 3-20-28 ।।

  4. 29

    तां क्वणच्चरणाम्भोजां मदविह्वललोचनाम् । काञ्चीकलापविलसद्दुकूलच्छन्नरोधसम् ।। ३-२०-२९ ।।

    The body given up by Brahmā took the form of the evening twilight, when the day and night meet, a time which kindles passion. The asuras, who are passionate by nature, dominated as they are by the element of rajas, took it for a damsel, whose lotus feet resounded with the tinkling of anklets, whose eyes were wide with intoxication and whose hips were covered by fine cloth, over which shone a girdle. ।। 3-20-29 ।।

  5. 30

    अन्योन्यश्लेषयोत्तुङ्गनिरन्तरपयोधराम् । सुनासां सुद्विजां स्निग्द्धहासलीलावलोकनाम् ।। ३-२०-३० ।।

    Her breasts projected upward because of their clinging to each other, and they were too contiguous to admit any intervening space. She had a shapely nose and beautiful teeth, a lovely smile played on her lips, and she cast a sportful glance at the asuras. ।। 3-20-30 ।।