Canto 6: Prescribed Duties for MankindChapter 14: King Citraketu's Lamentation

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.21

ātmanaḥ prīyate nātmā

parataḥ svata eva vā

lakṣaye 'labdha-kāmaḿ tvāḿ

cintayā śabalaḿ mukham


ātmanaḥ — of you; prīyate — is pleased; na — not; ātmā — the mind; parataḥ — due to other causes; svataḥ — due to yourself; eva — indeed; — or; lakṣayeI can see; alabdha-kāmam — not achieving your desired goals; tvām — you; cintayā — by anxiety; śabalampale; mukham — face.


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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