evam pravrttasya sada
bhutanam sreyasi dvijah
sarvatmakenapi yada
natusyad dhrdayam tatah
evamthus; pravrttasyaone who is engaged in; sadaalways; bhutanamof the living beings; sreyasiin the ultimate good; dvijahO twice-born; sarvatmakena apiby all means; yadawhen; nanot; atusyatbecome satisfied; hrdayammind; tatahat that.
O twice-born brahmanas, still his mind was not satisfied, although he engaged himself in working for the total welfare of all people.
Sri Vyasadeva was not satisfied with himself, although he had prepared literatures of Vedic value for the all-around welfare of the general mass of people. It was expected that he would be satisfied by all such activities, but ultimately he was not satisfied.

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