Chapter-4. ( The Hamsa-guhya Prayers )
Slokam : 18.
yatha sasarja bhutani daksho duhitr-vatsalah,
retasa manasa caiva tan mamavahitah srnu.
yatha = as;
sasarja = created;
bhutani = the living entities;
dakshah = Daksha;
duhitr-vatsalah = who is very affectionate to his daughters;
retasa = by semen;
manasa = by the mind;
ca = also;
eva = indeed;
tat = that;
mama = from me;
avahitah = being attentive;
srnu = please hear.
Sri Suka Brahma-Rishi continued :
Please hear from me with great attention how Prajapati Daksha, who was very affectionate to his daughters, created different types of living entities through his semen and through his mind.
The word duhir-vatsalah indicates that all the prajas were born from Daksha’s daughters.
Sri Visvanatha Cakravarti Acharya says that apparently Daksha had no son.
To be continued ....