यथा नि:स्वस्य कृच्छ्राप्ते धने स्नेहोऽन्ववर्धत ॥ ३६ ॥
tanaye ’nudinaṁ pituḥ
yathā niḥsvasya kṛcchrāpte
dhane sneho ’nvavardhata
kṛcchra — with great difficulty; labdhe — gained; atha — thereafter; rāja-ṛṣeḥ — of the pious King Citraketu; tanaye — for the son; anudinam — day after day; pituḥ — of the father; yathā — exactly as; niḥsvasya — of a poor man; kṛcchra-āpte — gained after great difficulty; dhane — for riches; snehaḥ — affection; anvavardhata — increased.
When a poor man gets some money after great difficulty, his affection for the money increases daily. Similarly, when King Citraketu, after great difficulty, received a son, his affection for the son increased day after day.