nimis calam idam vidvan
satram arabhatatmavan
rtvigbhir aparais tavan
nagamad yavata guruh
nimihMaharaja Nimi; calamflickering, subject to end at any moment; idamthis (life); vidvanbeing completely aware of this fact; satramthe sacrifice; arabhatainaugurated; atmavanself-realized person; rtvigbhihby priests; aparaihother than Vasistha; tavatfor the time being; nanot; agamatreturned; yavataso long; guruhhis spiritual master (Vasistha).
Maharaja Nimi, being a self-realized soul, considered that this life is flickering. Therefore, instead of waiting long for Vasistha, he began performing the sacrifice with other priests.
Canakya Pandita says, sariram ksana-vidhvamsi kalpanta-sthayino gunah: The duration of ones life in the material world may end at any moment, but if within this life one does something worthy, that qualification is depicted in history eternally. Here is a great personality, Maharaja Nimi, who knew this fact. In the human form of life one should perform activities in such a way that at the end he goes back home, back to Godhead. This is self-realization.

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