karma-nistha dvijah kecit
svadhyaye ’nye pravacane
sri-naradah uvaca—Narada Muni said; karma-nisthah—attached to ritualistic ceremonies (according to one’s social status as a brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya or sudra); dvi-jah—the twice-born (especially the brahmanas); kecit—some; tapah-nisthah—very much attached to austerities and penances; nrpa—O King; apare—others; svadhyaye—in studying Vedic literature; anye—others; pravacane—delivering speeches on Vedic literature; kecana—some; jnana-yogayoh—in culturing knowledge and practicing bhakti-yoga.
Narada Muni continued: My dear King, some brahmanas are very much attached to fruitive activities, some are attached to austerities and penances, and still others study the Vedic literature, whereas some, although very few, cultivate knowledge and practice different yogas, especially bhakti-yoga.
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