maitreya uvaca
sa evam brahma-putrena
darsitatma-gatih samyak
prasasyovaca tam nrpah
maitreyah uvaca—the great sage Maitreya said; sah—the King; evam—thus; brahma-putrena—by the son of Lord Brahma; kumarena—by one of the Kumaras; atma-medhasa—well versed in spiritual knowledge; darsita—being shown; atma-gatih—spiritual advancement; samyak—completely; prasasya—worshiping; uvaca—said; tam—unto him; nrpah—the King.
The great sage Maitreya continued: Being thus enlightened in complete spiritual knowledge by the son of Brahma—one of the Kumaras, who was complete in spiritual knowledge—the King worshiped them in the following words.
In this verse the word atma-medhasa is commented upon by Sripada Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, who says that atmani means “unto Lord Krsna, paramatmani.” Lord Krsna is Paramatma. Isvarah paramah krsnah (Brahma-samhita 5.1). Therefore one whose mind is acting fully in Krsna consciousness is called atma-medhah. This may be contrasted to the word grha-medhi, which refers to one whose brain is always engrossed with thoughts of material activities. The atma-medhah is always thinking of Krsna’s activities in Krsna consciousness. Since Sanat-kumara, who was a son of Lord Brahma, was fully Krsna conscious, he could point out the path of spiritual advancement. The word atma-gatih refers to that path of activities by which one can make progress in understanding Krsna.

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