kamam nayatu mam devah
kim ardhenatmano hi me
dinena jivata duhkham
anena vidhurayusa
kamam—as He likes; nayatu—let Him take away; mam—me; devah—the Supreme Lord; kim—what use; ardhena—with half; atmanah—of the body; hi—indeed; me—my; dinena—poor; jivata—living; duhkham—in suffering; anena—this; vidhura-ayusa—having a lifetime full of affliction.
If unkind Providence takes away my wife, who is half my body, why should He not take me also? What is the use of my living with half of my body, bereaved by loss of my wife? What shall I gain in this way?

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