- loka-pālair api prārthyāḥ
- na nandayanty aprajaṁ māṁ
- kṣut-tṛṭ-kāmam ivāpare
loka-pālaiḥ—by great demigods; api—even; prārthyāḥ—desirable; sāmrājya—a great empire; aiśvarya—material opulence; sampadaḥ—possessions; na nandayanti—do not give pleasure; aprajam—because of having no son; mām—unto me; kṣut—hunger; tṛṭ—thirst; kāmam—desiring to satisfy; iva—like; apare—other enjoyable sense objects.
As a person aggrieved by hunger and thirst is not pleased by the external gratification of flower garlands or sandalwood pulp, I am not pleased with my empire, opulence or possessions, which are desirable even for great demigods, because I have no son.