धन्यानां – blessed गिरिकन्दरेषु वसतां – those who live in the caves of mountains ज्योतिः परं ध्यायताम् – meditating upon Brahman आनन्दाश्रुकणान् – tears of bliss शकुना – birds of prey निःशङ्कमङ्केशयाः – fearlessly sitting on their laps अस्माकं तु – but we मनोरथ-उपरिचित – created by imagination प्रासाद – palace वापीतट – on the banks of pools क्रीडाकानन – pleasure gardens केलिकौतुकजुषाम् – excited to play आयुः – life परं क्षीयते – quickly lessens
The poet is still talking about how difficult it is to forsake the pleasures of the world. He compares the lives of the great with our lives. Blessed indeed are those who meditate upon the Brahman. They are so engrossed in their thoughts that even birds of prey, which tend to fly high descend fearlessly and sit on their laps to drink the tears of joy that fall from their eyes. But, our focus is entirely on the pleasures of life and do not realise that our life is fast ebbing away.
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