|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 89: Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna Retrieve a Brāhmaṇa's Sons|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.89.3
na tasmai prahvaṇaḿ stotraḿ
tasmai cukrodha bhagavān
prajvalan svena tejasā
na — not; tasmai — to him (Brahmā); prahvaṇam — bowing down; stotram — recitation of prayers; cakre — made; sattva — his situation in the mode of goodness; parīkṣayā — with the aim of testing; tasmai — at him; cukrodha — became angry; bhagavān — the lord; prajvalan — becoming inflamed; svena — with his own; tejasā — passion.
To test how well Lord Brahmā was situated in the mode of goodness, Bhṛgu failed to bow down to him or glorify him with prayers. The lord became angry at him, inflamed into fury by his own passion.
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