|Canto 3: The Status Quo||Chapter 8: Manifestation of Brahmā from Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.8.20
tamasy apāre vidurātma-sargaḿ
vicinvato 'bhūt sumahāḿs tri-ṇemiḥ
yo deha-bhājāḿ bhayam īrayāṇaḥ
parikṣiṇoty āyur ajasya hetiḥ
tamasi apāre — because of an ignorant way of searching; vidura — O Vidura; ātma-sargam — the cause of his creation; vicinvataḥ — while contemplating; abhūt — it so became; su-mahān — very great; tri-nemiḥ — time of three dimensions; yaḥ — which; deha-bhājām — of the embodied; bhayam — fearfulness; īrayāṇaḥ — generating; parikṣiṇoti — diminishing the one hundred years; āyuḥ — duration of life; ajasya — of the self-born; hetiḥ — the wheel of eternal time.
O Vidura, while searching in that way about his existence, Brahmā reached his ultimate time, which is the eternal wheel in the hand of Viṣṇu and which generates fear in the mind of the living entity like the fear of death.
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