कविर्मूकवदात्मानं स दृष्टया दर्शयेन्नृणाम् ॥ १० ॥
kavir mūkavad ātmānaṁ
sa dṛṣṭyā darśayen nṛṇām
avyakta-liṅgaḥ — whose symptoms of sannyāsa are unmanifested; vyakta-arthaḥ — whose purpose is manifested; manīṣī — such a great saintly person; unmatta — restless; bāla-vat — like a boy; kaviḥ — a great poet or orator; mūka-vat — like a dumb man; ātmānam — himself; saḥ — he; dṛṣṭyā — by example; darśayet — should present; nṛṇām — to human society.
Although a saintly person may not expose himself to the vision of human society, by his behavior his purpose is disclosed. To human society he should present himself like a restless child, and although he is the greatest thoughtful orator, he should present himself like a dumb man.
A great personality very much advanced in Kṛṣṇa consciousness may not expose himself by the signs of a sannyāsī. To cover himself, he may live like a restless child or a dumb person, although he is the greatest orator or poet.