aho adya vayaá¹ brahman
bhavadbhis tÄ«rthakÄá¸¥ ká¹tÄá¸¥
parÄ«ká¹£it uvÄca - the fortunate MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it said; aho - ah; adya - today; vayam - we; brahman - O brÄhmaá¹a; sat-sevyÄá¸¥ - eligible to serve the devotee; ká¹£atra - the ruling class; bandhavaá¸¥ - friends; ká¹payÄ - by your mercy; atithi-rÅ«peá¹a - in the manner of a guest; bhavadbhiá¸¥ - by your good self; tÄ«rthakÄá¸¥ - qualified for being places of pilgrimage; ká¹tÄá¸¥ - done by you.
Saintly devotees like Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ« generally do not approach worldly enjoyers, especially those in royal orders. MahÄrÄja PratÄparudra was a follower of Lord Caitanya, but when he wanted to see the Lord, the Lord refused to see him because he was a king. For a devotee who desires to go back to Godhead, two things are strictly prohibited: worldly enjoyers and women. Therefore, devotees of the standard of Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ« are never interested in seeing kings. MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it was, of course, a different case. He was a great devotee, although a king, and therefore Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ« came to see him in his last stage of life. MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it, out of his devotional humility, felt himself an unworthy descendant of his great ká¹£atriya forefathers, although he was as great as his predecessors. The unworthy sons of the royal orders are called ká¹£atra-bandhavas, as the unworthy sons of the brÄhmaá¹as are called dvija-bandhus or brahma-bandhus. MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it was greatly encouraged by the presence of Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ«. He felt himself sanctified by the presence of the great saint whose presence turns any place into a place of pilgrimage.