śṛṇvann eva sa tad-vākyaṃ
dāso ’smīti muhur vadan
pidhāne vyagratāṃ gataḥ
śṛṇvan—hearing; eva—merely; saḥ—he (Brahmā); tat-vākyam—what was said by him (Nārada); dāsaḥ— a servant; asmi—I am; iti—thus; muhuḥ—repeatedly; vadan—saying; catuḥ-vaktraḥ—the four-faced lord; aṣṭa-karṇānām—of his eight ears; pidhāne—to cover; vyagratām—anxiously busy; gataḥ—became.
55. Merely by hearing what Nārada said, Brahmā grew disturbed. He anxiously covered his eight ears and said over and over again, “I am just a servant.”