More malicious than a murderer is the king Who rules with injustice and oppression. A tyrant taxing his subjects Is like an armed dacoit extorting money. A king who fails in his day today affairs Loses his kingdom day by day. A thoughtless king who abuses his scepter Will lose at once his wealth and subjects. It is the tears of those groaning under oppression That wear out the prosperity of the king. Just rule stabilizes a king. Lacking it his glory fades. How fares the earth without rain? So fares life under a ruthless king. Possessions are worse than poverty Under the scepter of an unjust king. If a king acts contrary to justice, Monsoons fail and clouds shed no rain. Cows yield less and priests forget their hymns If the protector fails to protect.