1. 26

    मैत्रेय उवाच स्वसम्भवं निशाम्यैवं तपोविद्यासमाधिभिः । यावन्मनो वचः स्तुत्वा विरराम स खिन्नवत् ।। ३-९-२६ ।।

    The sage Maitreya said: O Vidura, after observing the source of his appearance, namely the Personality of Godhead, Brahmā prayed for His mercy as far as his mind and words would permit him. Thus having prayed, he became silent, as if tired from his activities of penance, knowledge and mental concentration. ।। 3-9-26 ।।

  2. 27

    अथाभिप्रेतमन्वीक्ष्य ब्रह्मणो मधुसूदनः । विषण्णचेतसं तेन कल्पव्यतिकराम्भसा ।। ३-९-२७ ।।

    The Lord saw that Brahmā was very anxious about the planning and construction of the different planetary systems and was depressed upon seeing the devastating water. ।। 3-9-27 ।।

  3. 28

    लोकसंस्थानविज्ञान आत्मनः परिखिद्यतः । तमाहागाधया वाचा कश्मलं शमयन्निव ।। ३-९-२८ ।।

    He could understand the intention of Brahmā, and thus He spoke in deep, thoughtful words, removing all the illusion that had arisen. ।। 3-9-28 ।।

  4. 29

    श्रीभगवानुवाच मा वेदगर्भ गास्तन्द्रीं सर्ग उद्यममावह । तन्मयाऽऽपादितं ह्यग्रे यन्मां प्रार्थयते भवान् ।। ३-९-२९ ।।

    The Supreme Personality of Godhead then said: O Brahmā, O depth of Vedic wisdom, be neither depressed nor anxious about the execution of creation. What you are begging from Me has already been granted before. ।। 3-9-29 ।।

  5. 30

    भूयस्त्वं तप आतिष्ठ विद्यां चैव मदाश्रयाम् । ताभ्यामन्तर्हृदि ब्रह्मन् लोकान् द्रक्ष्यस्यपावृतान् ।। ३-९-३० ।।

    O Brahmā, situate yourself in penance and meditation and follow the principles of knowledge to receive My favor. By these actions you will be able to understand everything from within your heart. ।। 3-9-30 ।।