chota hana mukunda ebe haila amara jyestha
tomara krpa-patra tate sarva-gune srestha
chota hana—being junior; mukunda—Mukunda; ebe—now; haila—has become; amara—my; jyestha—senior; tomara—Your; krpa-patra—favorite; tate—therefore; sarva-gune—in all good qualities; srestha—superior.
Thus Vasudeva Datta admitted his inferiority to Mukunda, his son. "Although Mukunda is my junior," he said, "he first received Your favor. Consequently he became transcendentally senior to me. Besides that, You very much favored Mukunda. Thus he is superior in all good qualities."
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