vijñāya nirvidya gataṁ patiṁ prajāḥ
vicikyur urvyām atiśoka-kātarā
yathā nigūḍhaṁ puruṣaṁ kuyoginaḥ
vijñāya—after understanding; nirvidya—being indifferent; gatam—had left; patim—the King; prajāḥ—all the citizens; purohita—priests; āmātya—ministers; suhṛt—friends; gaṇa-ādayaḥ—and people in general; vicikyuḥ—searched; urvyām—on the earth; ati-śoka-kātarāḥ—being greatly aggrieved; yathā—just as; nigūḍham—concealed; puruṣam—the Supersoul; ku-yoginaḥ—inexperienced mystics.
When it was understood that the King had indifferently left home, all the citizens, priests, ministers, friends, and people in general were greatly aggrieved. They began to search for him all over the world, just as a less experienced mystic searches out the Supersoul within himself.
The example of searching for the Supersoul within the heart by the less intelligent mystics is very instructive. The Absolute Truth is understood in three different features, namely impersonal Brahman, localized Paramātmā, and the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Such kuyoginaḥ, or less intelligent mystics, can by mental speculation reach the point of the impersonal Brahman, but they cannot find the Supersoul, who is sitting within each living entity. When the King left, it was certain that he was staying somewhere else, but because the citizens did not know how to find him they were frustrated like the less intelligent mystics.
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