तेषां ये केचनेहन्ते श्रेयो वै मनुजादय: ॥ ३ ॥
pārthivair iha jantavaḥ
teṣāṁ ye kecanehante
śreyo vai manujādayaḥ
rajobhiḥ — with the atoms; sama-saṅkhyātāḥ — having the same numerical strength; pārthivaiḥ — of the earth; iha — in this world; jantavaḥ — the living entities; teṣām — of them; ye — those who; kecana — some; īhante — act; śreyaḥ — for religious principles; vai — indeed; manuja-ādayaḥ — the human beings and so on.
In this material world there are as many living entities as atoms. Among these living entities, a very few are human beings, and among them, few are interested in following religious principles.