- patito bhuvy asṛṅ-miśraḥ
- viṣṭhā-bhūr iva ceṣṭate
- rorūyati gate jñāne
- viparītāṁ gatiṁ gataḥ
patitaḥ—fallen; bhuvi—on the earth; asṛk—with blood; miśraḥ—smeared; viṣṭhā-bhūḥ—a worm; iva—like; ceṣṭate—he moves his limbs; rorūyati—cries loudly; gate—being lost; jñāne—his wisdom; viparītām—the opposite; gatim—state; gataḥ—gone to.
The child thus falls on the ground, smeared with stool and blood, and plays just like a worm germinated from the stool. He loses his superior knowledge and cries under the spell of māyā.