TEXT 21
ātmanaḥ prīyate nātmā
parataḥ svata eva vā
lakṣaye ’labdha-kāmaṁ tvāṁ
cintayā śabalaṁ mukham
SYNONYMS
ātmanaḥ—of you; prīyate—is pleased; na—not; ātmā—the mind; parataḥ—due to other causes; svataḥ—due to yourself; eva—indeed; —or; lakṣaye—I can see; alabdha-kāmam—not achieving your desired goals; tvām—you; cintayā—by anxiety; śabalampale; mukham—face.
TRANSLATION
O King Citraketu, I can observe that your mind is not pleased. You seem not to have achieved your desired goal. Is this because of you yourself, or has it been caused by others? Your pale face reflects your deep anxiety.

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