yatah papiyasi kirtir
adharmas ca mahan nrnam
yato virodhah sarvesam
yata adhir anantakah
yatahon account of a bad son; papiyasisinful; kirtihreputation; adharmahirreligion; caalso; mahangreat; nrnamof men; yatahfrom which; virodhahquarrel; sarvesamof all people; yatahfrom which; adhihanxiety; anantakahendless.
A sinful son causes a persons reputation to vanish. His irreligious activities at home cause irreligion and quarrel among everyone, and this creates only endless anxiety.
It is said that a married couple must have a son, otherwise their family life is void. But a son born without good qualities is as good as a blind eye. A blind eye has no use for seeing, but it is simply unbearably painful. The King therefore thought himself very unfortunate to have such a bad son.

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