ei ślokārtha ācārya karena vicāraṇa
kṛṣṇake tulasī-jala deya yei jana
tāra ṛṇa śodhite kṛṣṇa karena cintana--
'jala-tulasīra sama kichu ghare nāhi dhana'
SYNONYMS
ei—this; śloka—of the verse; artha—the meaning; ācāryaAdvaita Ācārya; karena—does; vicāraṇa—considering; kṛṣṇake—to Lord Kṛṣṇa; tulasī-jalatulasī and water; deya—gives; yei jana—that person who; tāra—to Him; ṛṇa—the debt; śodhite—to pay; kṛṣṇa—Lord Kṛṣṇa; karena—does; cintana—thinking; jala-tulasīra sama—equal to water and tulasī; kichu—any; ghare—in the house; nāhi—there is not; dhana—wealth.
TRANSLATION
Advaita Ācārya considered the meaning of the verse in this way: Not finding any way to repay the debt He owes to one who offers Him a tulasī leaf and water, Lord Kṛṣṇa thinks, "There is no wealth in My possession that is equal to a tulasī leaf and water."

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