TEXT 43
prāyeṇābhyarcito devo
ye ’prajā gṛha-medhinaḥ
kad-apatya-bhṛtaṁ duḥkhaṁ
ye na vindanti durbharam
SYNONYMS
prāyeṇa—probably; abhyarcitaḥ—was worshiped; devaḥ—the Lord; ye—they who; aprajāḥ—without a son; gṛha-medhinaḥ—persons living at home; kad-apatya—by a bad son; bhṛtam—caused; duḥkham—unhappiness; ye—they who; na—not; vindanti—suffer; durbharam—unbearable.
TRANSLATION
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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