prabhu kahe, vyakarana padai--abhimana kari
sisyete na bujhe, ami bujhaite nari
prabhu kahe—the Lord replied; vyakarana padai—yes, I teach grammar; abhimana kari—I am supposed to do so; sisyete—amongst My disciples; na—do not; bujhe—understand; ami—I also; bujhaite—to make them understand; nari—am not able.
The Lord said, "Yes, I am known as a teacher of grammar, but factually I cannot impress My students with grammatical knowledge, nor can they understand Me very well.
Since Kesava Kasmiri was a little puffed up, the Lord increased his artificial pride by presenting Himself as subordinate to him. Thus He flattered him as follows.
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