|Canto 3: The Status Quo||Chapter 20: Conversation Between Maitreya and Vidura|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.11
sa-dvitīyāḥ kim asṛjan
svatantrā uta karmasu
āho svit saḿhatāḥ sarva
idaḿ sma samakalpayan
sa-dvitīyāḥ — with their wives; kim — whether; asṛjan — created; sva-tantrāḥ — remaining independent; uta — or; karmasu — in their actions; āho svit — or else; saḿhatāḥ — jointly; sarve — all the Prajāpatis; idam — this; sma samakalpayan — produced.
Did they evolve the creation in conjunction with their respective wives, did they remain independent in their action, or did they all jointly produce it?
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