tathapi bata me daihyo
hy atma caivatmana vibhuh
tathapi—although; bata—defect; me—mine; daihyah—situated in the body; hi—certainly; atma—living being; ca—and; eva—even; atmana—myself; vibhuh—sufficient; asampannah—wanting in; iva abhati—it appears to be; brahma-varcasya—of the Vedantists; sattamah—the supreme.
I am feeling incomplete, though I myself am fully equipped with everything required by the Vedas.
Undoubtedly Srila Vyasadeva was complete in all the details of Vedic achievements. Purification of the living being submerged in matter is made possible by the prescribed activities in the Vedas, but the ultimate achievement is different. Unless it is attained, the living being, even though fully equipped, cannot be situated in the transcendentally normal stage. Srila Vyasadeva appeared to have lost the clue and therefore felt dissatisfaction.
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