Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 4 - Chapter 1 - Verse 7


नाहं न यज्ञो न च यूयमन्येये देहभाजो मुनयश्च तत्त्वम् ।विदु: प्रमाणं बलवीर्ययोर्वायस्यात्मतन्त्रस्य क उपायं विधित्सेत् ॥ ७ ॥


nāhaṁ na yajño na ca yūyam anyeye deha-bhājo munayaś ca tattvamviduḥ pramāṇaṁ bala-vīryayor vāyasyātma-tantrasya ka upāyaṁ vidhitset


Lord Brahmā said that no one — not even himself, Indra, all the members assembled in the sacrificial arena or all the sages — could know how powerful Lord Śiva is. Under the circumstances, who would dare to commit an offense at his lotus feet?


After Lord Brahmā advised the demigods to go to Lord Śiva and beg his pardon, it was suggested how he should be satisfied and how the matter should be placed before him. Brahmā also asserted that none of the conditioned souls, including himself and all the demigods, could know how to satisfy Lord Śiva. But he said, “It is known that he is very easily satisfied, so let us try to satisfy him by falling at his lotus feet.” Actually the position of the subordinate is always to surrender to the Supreme. That is the instruction of Bhagavad-gītā. The Lord asks everyone to give up all kinds of concocted occupations and simply surrender unto Him. That will protect the conditioned souls from all sinful reactions. Similarly, in this case Brahmā also suggested that they go and surrender unto the lotus feet of Lord Śiva, for since he is very kind and easily satisfied, this action would prove effective.