drstah kim no drgbhir asad-grahais tvam
pratyag-drasta drsyate yena visvam
maya hy esa bhavadiya hi bhuman
yas tvam sasthah pancabhir bhasi bhutaih
loka-palah—the governors of the different planets; ucuh—said; drstah—seen; kim—whether; nah—by us; drgbhih—by the material senses; asat-grahaih—revealing the cosmic manifestation; tvam—You; pratyak-drasta—inner witness; drsyate—is seen; yena—by whom; visvam—the universe; maya—material world; hi—because; esa—this; bhavadiya—Your; hi—certainly; bhuman—O possessor of the universe; yah—because; tvam—You; sasthah—the sixth; pancabhih—with the five; bhasi—appear; bhutaih—with the elements.
The governors of various planets spoke as follows: Dear Lord, we believe only in our direct perception, but under the circumstances we do not know whether we have actually seen You with our material senses. By our material senses we can simply perceive the cosmic manifestation, but You are beyond the five elements. You are the sixth. We see You, therefore, as a creation of the material world.
The governors of the various planets are certainly materially opulent and very puffed up. Such persons are unable to understand the transcendental, eternal form of the Lord. In the Brahma-samhita it is stated that only persons who have anointed their eyes with love of Godhead can see the Personality of Godhead in every step of their activities. Also, in the prayers of Kunti (Bhag. 1.8.26) it is stated that only those who are akincana-gocaram, who are not materially puffed up, can see the Supreme Personality of Godhead; others are bewildered and cannot even think of the Absolute Truth.
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