TEXT 12
antar bahiś ca bhūtānāṁ
paśyan karmāṇi cāraṇaiḥ
udāsīna ivādhyakṣo
vāyur ātmeva dehinām
SYNONYMS
antaḥ—internally; bahiḥ—externally; ca—and; bhūtānām—of living entities; paśyan—seeing; karmāṇi—activities; cāraṇaiḥ—by spies; udāsīnaḥ—neutral; iva—like; adhyakṣaḥ—the witness; vāyuḥ—the air of life; ātmā—the living force; iva—like; dehinām—of all the embodied.
TRANSLATION
King Pṛthu will be able to see all the internal and external activities of every one of his citizens. Still no one will be able to know his system of espionage, and he himself will remain neutral regarding all matters of glorification or vilification paid to him. He will be exactly like air, the life force within the body, which is exhibited internally and externally but is always neutral to all affairs.

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