1. 41

    आक्रीडे क्रीडतो बालान् वयस्यानतिदारुणः । प्रसह्य निरनुक्रोशः पशुमारममारयत् ।। ४-१३-४१ ।।

    The boy was so cruel that while playing with young boys of his age he would kill them very mercilessly, as if they were animals meant for slaughter. ।। 4-13-41 ।।

  2. 42

    तं विचक्ष्य खलं पुत्रं शासनैर्विविधैर्नृपः । यदा न शासितुं कल्पो भृशमासीत्सुदुर्मनाः ।। ४-१३-४२ ।‌।

    After seeing the cruel and merciless behavior of his son, Vena, King Aṅga punished him in different ways to reform him, but was unable to bring him to the path of gentleness. He thus became greatly aggrieved. ।। 4-13-42 ।।

  3. 43

    प्रायेणाभ्यर्चितो देवो येऽप्रजा गृहमेधिनः । कदपत्यभृतं दुःखं ये न विन्दन्ति दुर्भरम् ।। ४-१३-४३ ‌‌।।

    The King thought to himself: Persons who have no son are certainly fortunate. They must have worshiped the Lord in their previous lives so that they would not have to suffer the unbearable unhappiness caused by a bad son. ।। 4-13-43 ।।

  4. 44

    यतः पापीयसी कीर्तिरधर्मश्च महान् नृणाम् । यतो विरोधः सर्वेषां यत आधिरनन्तकः ।। ४-१३-४४ ।।

    A sinful son causes a person’s reputation to vanish. His irreligious activities at home cause irreligion and quarrel among everyone, and this creates only endless anxiety. ।। 4-13-44 ।।

  5. 45

    कस्तं प्रजापदेशं वै मोहबन्धनमात्मनः । पण्डितो बहु मन्येत यदर्थाः क्लेशदा गृहाः ।। ४-१३-४५ ।‌।

    Who, if he is considerate and intelligent, would desire such a worthless son? Such a son is nothing but a bond of illusion for the living entity, and he makes one’s home miserable. ।। 4-13-45 ।।