munayah padavim yasya
na vidur mrgayanto ’pi
munayah—great sages; padavim—path; yasya—whose; nihsangena—by detachment; uru-janmabhih—after many births; na—never; viduh—understood; mrgayantah—searching for; api—certainly; tivra-yoga—severe austerities; samadhina—by trance.
Narada Muni continued: After trying this process for many, many births and remaining unattached to material contamination, placing themselves continually in trance and executing many types of austerities, many mystic yogis were unable to find the end of the path of God realization.
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