Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 9, Chapter 12, Text 3 through Chapter 13, Text 3 titled “Pitiful Pastimes” by Prahladananda Swami.
Maharaja Nimi, being a self-realized soul, considered that this life is flickering. Therefore, instead of waiting long for Vasishtha, he began performing the sacrifice with other priests.
Canakya Pandita says, sariram kshana-vidhvamsi kalpanta-sthayino gunah: “The duration of one’s life in the material world may end at any moment, but if within this life one does something worthy, that qualification is depicted in history eternally.” Here is a great personality, Maharaja Nimi, who knew this fact. In the human form of life one should perform activities in such a way that at the end he goes back home, back to Godhead. This is self-realization.