अथात्र किमनुष्ठेयमस्माभि: सर्गयोजितै: ।
यस्याहं हृदयादासं स ईशो विदधातु मे ॥ १७ ॥
plāvyamānā rasāṁ gatā
athātra kim anuṣṭheyam
yasyāhaṁ hṛdayād āsaṁ
sa īśo vidadhātu me
sṛjataḥ — while engaged in creation; me — of me; kṣitiḥ — the earth; vārbhiḥ — by the water; plāvyamānā — being inundated; rasām — depth of water; gatā — gone down; atha — therefore; atra — in this matter; kim — what; anuṣṭheyam — is right to be attempted; asmābhiḥ — by us; sarga — creation; yojitaiḥ — engaged in; yasya — the one from whose; aham — I; hṛdayāt — from the heart; āsam — born; saḥ — He; īśaḥ — the Lord; vidadhātu — may direct; me — unto me.
Brahmā thought: While I have been engaged in the process of creation, the earth has been inundated by a deluge and has gone down into the depths of the ocean. What can we do who are engaged in this matter of creation? It is best to let the Almighty Lord direct us.
The devotees of the Lord, who are all confidential servitors, are sometimes perplexed in the discharge of their respective duties, but they are never discouraged. They have full faith in the Lord, and He paves the way for the smooth progress of the devotee’s duty.