Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- etad vidvān mad-uditaṁ
- na nindati na ca stauti
- loke carati sūrya-vat
etat—this; vidvān—one who knows; mat—by Me; uditam—described; jñāna—in knowledge; vijñāna—and realization; naipuṇam—the status of being fixed; na nindati—does not criticize; na ca—nor; stauti—praise; loke—within the world; carati—he wanders; sūrya-vat—just like the sun.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
One who has properly understood the process of becoming firmly fixed in theoretical and realized knowledge, as described herein by Me, does not indulge in material criticism or praise. Like the sun, he wanders freely throughout this world.
Every living entity emanates from the Supreme Lord and is thus naturally full of realized knowledge. But when one becomes attached to praising or criticizing material good and bad for one's personal sense gratification, one's expert knowledge of the Lord becomes covered. A pure devotee should neither love nor hate any aspect of material illusion; he should rather accept whatever is favorable for serving Kṛṣṇa and reject whatever is unfavorable, following the guidance of a bona fide spiritual master.