Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 3 - Chapter 1 - Verse 33


स कर्मबीजं रजसोपरक्त:प्रजा: सिसृक्षन्नियदेव दृष्ट्वा ।अस्तौद्विसर्गाभिमुखस्तमीड्य-मव्यक्तवर्त्मन्यभिवेशितात्मा ॥ ३३ ॥


sa karma-bījaṁ rajasoparaktaḥprajāḥ sisṛkṣann iyad eva dṛṣṭvāastaud visargābhimukhas tam īḍyamavyakta-vartmany abhiveśitātmā


Lord Brahmā, thus being surcharged with the mode of passion, became inclined to create, and after seeing the five causes of creation indicated by the Personality of Godhead, he began to offer his respectful prayers on the path of the creative mentality.


Even if one is in the material mode of passion, to create something in the world he has to take shelter of the Supreme for the necessary energy. That is the path of the successful termination of any attempt.