न तथा ह्यघवान् राजन् पूयेत तप आदिभिः ।
यथा कृष्णार्पितप्राणस्तत्पूरुषनिषेवया ॥
na tathA hi aghavAn rAjan pUyeta tapa AdibhiH ।
yathA kRuShNArpita prANaH tat pUruSha niShevayA ॥
Oh! King, a sinner can not redeem himself by doing penances. But he can redeem himself by serving devotees who have offered their lives to the service of God (and follow their path).