|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 20: The Rainy Season and Autumn in Vṛndāvana|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.20.47
sūryotthāne kumud vinā
rājñā tu nirbhayā lokā
yathā dasyūn vinā nṛpa
udahṛṣyan — blossomed abundantly; vāri-jāni — the lotuses; sūrya — the sun; utthāne — when it had arisen; kumut — the night-blooming kumut lotus; vinā — except; rājñā — because of the presence of a king; tu — indeed; nirbhayāḥ — fearless; lokāḥ — the populace; yathā — as; dasyūn — the thieves; vinā — except for; nṛpa — O King.
O King Parīkṣit, when the autumn sun rose, all the lotus flowers blossomed happily, except the night-blooming kumut, just as in the presence of a strong ruler everyone becomes fearless, except the thieves.
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