kiṃ bahavo mantriṇaḥ sukhinaḥ?

ayodhyāyā na rāja­putraḥ. bahavo mantriṇo daśarathasya na sukhitāḥ.

kasmād daśarathasya na putraḥ? kena daśarathasya balavān putro bhavet? bahavo mantriṇo na jānanti.

bahavo mantriṇaḥ:

tvam asmākaṃ rājā. tvam asmākaṃ priyo rājā.

bahavo mantriṇaḥ:

pūrvaṃ tvaṃ kausalyāyāḥ patir abhavaḥ. pūrvaṃ ca tvam abhavaḥ sumitrāyāḥ patiḥ. kaikeyī ca tava patny abhavat.

kintu tava na putraḥ. vayaṃ na sukhitāḥ.

kena tava putro bhavet? tvaṃ kena sukhī bhaveḥ?

daśarathaḥ:

ahaṃ yaṣṭum icchāmi. ahaṃ putrāya yaṣṭum icchāmi. ahaṃ balavate putrāya yajñaṃ yaṣṭum icchāmi.

mama putro yajñena bhavet. mama balavān putro yajñena bhavet.

kiṃ bahavo mantriṇaḥ sukhitāḥ?