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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.31.2
surata-nātha te 'śulka-dāsikā
vara-da nighnato neha kiḿ vadhaḥ
śarat — of the autumn season; uda-āśaye — in the reservoir of water; sādhu — excellently; jāta — grown; sat — fine; sarasi-ja — of the lotus flowers; udara — in the middle; śrī — the beauty; muṣā — which excels; dṛśā — with Your glance; surata-nātha — O Lord of love; te — Your; aśulka — acquired without payment; dāsikāḥ — maidservants; vara-da — O giver of benedictions; nighnataḥ — for You who are killing; na — not; iha — in this world; kim — why; vadhaḥ — murder.
O Lord of love, in beauty Your glance excels the whorl of the finest, most perfectly formed lotus within the autumn pond. O bestower of benedictions, You are killing the maidservants who have given themselves to You freely, without any price. Isn't this murder?
In the autumn season, the whorl of the lotus has a special beauty, but that unique loveliness is surpassed by the beauty of Kṛṣṇa's glance.
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