TEXT 12
vyaktam rajanya-tanayam
vedmy aham tvam sumadhyame
na hi cetah pauravanam
adharme ramate kvacit
SYNONYMS
vyaktam—it appears; rajanya-tanayam—the daughter of a ksatriya; vedmi—can realize; aham—I; tvam—your good self; su-madhyame—O most beautiful; na—not; hi—indeed; cetah—the mind; pauravanam—of persons who have taken birth in the Puru dynasty; adharme—in irreligion; ramate—enjoys; kvacit—at any time.
TRANSLATION
O most beautiful one, it appears to my mind that you must be the daughter of a ksatriya. Because I belong to the Puru dynasty, my mind never endeavors to enjoy anything irreligiously.
PURPORT
Maharaja Dusmanta indirectly expressed his desire to marry Sakuntala, for she appeared to his mind to be the daughter of some ksatriya king.

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