|Canto 6: Prescribed Duties for Mankind||Chapter 14: King Citraketu's Lamentation|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.25
loka-pālair api prārthyāḥ
na nandayanty aprajaḿ māḿ
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.
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