api svid asau bhagavan udu-patir enam mrga-pati-bhayan mrta-mataram mrga-balakam svasrama-paribhrastam anukampaya krpana-jana-vatsalah paripati.
api svitcan it be; asauthat; bhagavanmost powerful; udu-patihthe moon; enamthis; mrga-pati-bhayatbecause of fear of the lion; mrta-mataramwho lost its mother; mrga-balakamthe son of a deer; sva-asrama-paribhrastamwho strayed from its asrama; anukampayaout of compassion; krpana-jana-vatsalah(the moon) who is very kind to the unhappy men; paripatinow is protecting it.
Maharaja Bharata continued to speak like a madman. Seeing above his head the dark marks on the rising moon, which resembled a deer, he said: Can it be that the moon, who is so kind to an unhappy man, might also be kind upon my deer, knowing that it has strayed from home and has become motherless? This moon has given the deer shelter near itself just to protect it from the fearful attacks of a lion.

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