prataparudra chadi' karibe jagat nistara
ei pratijna kari' kariyachena avatara?
prataparudra chadi'-except for Prataparudra; karibe—He will do; jagat—of the whole universe; nistara—deliverance; ei pratijna—this promise; kari'—making; kariyachena—has made; avatara—incarnation.
"Alas, has Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu incarnated to deliver all kinds of sinners with the exception of a king named Maharaja Prataparudra?
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's mission is thus described by Narottama dasa Thakura: patita-pavana-hetu tava avatara mo-sama patita prabhu na paibe ara. If Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu descended to reclaim sinners, then one who is the most sinful and lowborn is the first candidate for the Lord's consideration. Maharaja Prataparudra considered himself a most fallen soul because he had to deal with material things constantly and enjoy material profits. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's business was the deliverance of the most fallen. How, then, could He reject the King? The more fallen a person is, the more he has the right to be delivered by the Lord-provided, of course, he surrenders unto the Lord. Maharaja Prataparudra was a fully surrendered soul; therefore the Lord could not refuse him on the grounds that he was a worldly pounds-shillings man.
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