tomate ye eta priti ha-ila rajara
ei gune krsna tanre karibe angikara
tomate—unto you; ye—that; eta—so much; priti—love; ha-ila—was; rajara—of the King; ei gune—for this reason; krsna—Lord Krsna; tanre—him; karibe angikara—will accept.
"Because the King has shown so much love for you, Lord Krsna will certainly accept him.
King Prataparudra requested an interview with Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu through the Bhattacarya, who duly submitted the request. The Lord, however, immediately refused this interview. Now when Ramananda Raya informed the Lord how eager the King was to see Him, the Lord was immediately pleased. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu requested Ramananda Raya to retire from his government post and come to Sri Purusottama-ksetra (Jagannatha Puri) to live with Him. When this proposal was submitted to King Prataparudra, he immediately accepted it and also encouraged Ramananda Raya by allowing him a full pension. This was very much appreciated by the Lord, and this confirms the fact that the Lord is more pleased when one serves the servant of the Lord. In ordinary parlance it is said, "If you love me, love my dog." To approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one has to go through His confidential servant. This is the method. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu clearly says, "Because the King loves you, Ramananda Raya, he is very fortunate. Krsna will certainly accept him due to his love for you."
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