vadasy atho nati-vidam varisthah
na surayo hi vyavaharam enam
brahmanah uvaca—the brahmana said; akovidah—without having experience; kovida-vada-vadan—words used by experienced persons; vadasi—you are speaking; atho—therefore; na—not; ati-vidam—of those who are very experienced; varisthah—the most important; na—not; surayah—such intelligent persons; hi—indeed; vyavaharam—mundane and social behavior; enam—this; tattva—of the truth; avamarsena—fine judgment by intelligence; saha—with; amananti—discuss.
The brahmana Jada Bharata said: My dear King, although you are not at all experienced, you are trying to speak like a very experienced man. Consequently you cannot be considered an experienced person. An experienced person does not speak the way you are speaking about the relationship between a master and a servant or about material pains and pleasures. These are simply external activities. Any advanced, experienced man, considering the Absolute Truth, does not talk in this way.
Krsna similarly chastised Arjuna. Asocyan anvasocas tvam prajna-vadams ca bhasase: “While speaking learned words, you are lamenting for what is not worthy of grief.” (Bg. 2.11) Similarly, among people in general, 99.9 percent try to talk like experienced advisers, but they are actually devoid of spiritual knowledge and are therefore like inexperienced children speaking nonsensically. Consequently their words cannot be given any importance. One has to learn from Krsna or His devotee. If one speaks on the basis of this experience—that is, on the basis of spiritual knowledge—one’s words are valuable. At the present moment, the entire world is full of foolish people. Bhagavad-gita describes these people as mudhas. They are trying to rule human society, but because they are devoid of spiritual knowledge, the entire world is in a chaotic condition. To be released from these miserable conditions, one has to become Krsna conscious and take lessons from an exalted personality like Jada Bharata, Lord Krsna and Kapiladeva. That is the only way to solve the problems of material life.
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