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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.58.40
narendra yācñā kavibhir vigarhitā
tathāpi yāce tava sauhṛdecchayā
kanyāḿ tvadīyāḿ na hi śulka-dā vayam
śrī-bhagavān uvāca — the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; nara-indra — O ruler of men; yācñā — begging; kavibhiḥ — by learned authorities; vigarhitā — condemned; rājanya — of the royal order; bandhoḥ — for a member; nija — in his own; dharma — religious standards; vartinaḥ — who is situated; tathā api — nevertheless; yāce — I am begging; tava — with you; sauhṛda — for friendship; icchayā — out of desire; kanyām — daughter; tvadīyām — your; na — not; hi — indeed; śulka-dāḥ — givers of payment; vayam — We.
The Supreme Lord said: O ruler of men, learned authorities condemn begging for a person in the royal order who is executing his religious duties. Even so, desiring your friendship, I ask you for your daughter, though We offer no gifts in exchange.
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