api darah prajamatya
bhrtyah srenyo ítha mantrinah
paura janapada bhupa
api—whether; darah—wives; praja—citizens; amatyah—and secretaries; bhrtyah—servants; srenyah—merchants; atha—as well as; mantrinah—ministers; paurah—inmates of the palace; janapadah—the provincial governors; bhupah—landholders; atma-jah—sons; vasa-vartinah—under your full control.
O King, are your wives, citizens, secretaries and servants and the merchants who sell spices and oil under your control? Are you also in full control of ministers, the inhabitants of your palace, your provincial governors, your sons and your other dependents?
The master or king and his subordinates should be interdependent. Through cooperation, both of them can be happy.
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