prayenabhyarcito devo
ye ípraja grha-medhinah
kad-apatya-bhrtam duhkham
ye na vindanti durbharam
prayena—probably; abhyarcitah—was worshiped; devah—the Lord; ye—they who; aprajah—without a son; grha-medhinah—persons living at home; kad-apatya—by a bad son; bhrtam—caused; duhkham—unhappiness; ye—they who; na—not; vindanti—suffer; durbharam—unbearable.
The King thought to himself: Persons who have no son are certainly fortunate. They must have worshiped the Lord in their previous lives so that they would not have to suffer the unbearable unhappiness caused by a bad son.

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