Dear Lord, by virtue of a moment’s association with most intimate friend Lord Shiva, we were fortunate to attain audience with You. You are the most expert physician, capable of treating the incurable disease of material existence. On account of our great fortune, we have been able to take shelter at Your lotus feet. Dear Lord, we have studied the Vedas, accepted a authentic spiritual master and offered respect to brāhmaṇas, advanced devotees and aged personalities who are spiritually advanced. We have offered our respects to them, and we have not been envious of anyone – brother, friend or other. We have also undergone severe austerities within the water and have refrained from eating for a very long time. We now offer all the spiritual credit accrued by this simply offered for Your satisfaction. We pray only for this benediction – nothing more. Dear Lord, even great yogīs and mystics who are very advanced by virtue of austerities and knowledge and who have completely situated themselves in pure existence, as well as great personalities like Manu, Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva, cannot fully understand Your glories and potencies. Nonetheless they have offered prayers according to their capacities. In the same way, we, although much lower than them, also offer prayers according to our capability. Dear Lord, You have no enemies or friends and are thus equal to everyone. Your transcendental form is always beyond the material creation and You cannot be contaminated by sinful activities. You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead because You remain everywhere within the material and spiritual realms., and thus You are known as Vāsudeva. We offer You respectful obeisance.
Unhappiness Of Pracetas
My dear Vidura, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the protector of surrendered souls, being thus addressed and worshiped by the Pracetas, replied, “Let your prayers be fulfilled.” After saying this, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose prowess is never defeated, returned to His abode. The Pracetas were unhappy to be separated from Him because they had not seen Him to their full satisfaction. Thereafter they came out from the water of the sea and stood on the land. They then saw that all the trees had grown very tall, as if to obstruct the path to the heavenly planets. These trees covered the entire surface of the world. Seeing this, the Pracetas became very angry. At the time of devastation, in anger Lord Shiva exhales fire and hot air from his mouth. To rid the earth of the excess proliferation of trees, the Pracetas also exhaled fire and air from their mouths. Seeing all the trees on the surface of the earth being burned to ashes, Lord Brahma immediately came to the sons of King Barhisman and pacified them with sound advice. The remaining trees, were very fearful of the Pracetas, and immediately presented their daughter Marisa on the advice of Lord Brahma. Following the order of Lord Brahma, the Pracetas accepted her as their wife. From her womb, the son of Lord Brahma named Daksa took birth. Daksa had to take birth from the womb of Marisa due to his disobeying and disrespecting Lord Mahadeva [Shiva]. Consequently he had to give up his body twice. His previous body had been destroyed, but he, the same Daksa, inspired by the supreme will, created all the desired living entities in the Caksusa manvantara. After being born, Daksa, by his superlative bodily luster, dimmed all others’ bodily opulence. Because he was very expert in performing fruitive activity, he was called by the name Daksa, meaning “the very expert.” Lord Brahma therefore engaged Daksa in the work of generating living entities and maintaining them. In due course of time, Daksa also engaged other Prajapatis [progenitors] in the process of generation and maintenance.
— Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (BhāgavataPurāṇa) » Canto 4: The Creation of the Fourth Order » SB 4.30: The Activities of the Pracetas » Verses:1-51.