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SB 3.20.37

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 37

iti sāyantanīṁ sandhyām
asurāḥ pramadāyatīm
pralobhayantīṁ jagṛhur
matvā mūḍha-dhiyaḥ striyam


SYNONYMS

iti—in this way; sāyantanīm—the evening; sandhyām—twilight; asurāḥ—the demons; pramadāyatīm—behaving like a wanton woman; pralobhayantīm—alluring; jagṛhuḥ—seized; matvā—thinking to be; mūḍha-dhiyaḥ—unintelligent; striyam—a woman.


TRANSLATION

The asuras, clouded in their understanding, took the evening twilight to be a beautiful woman showing herself in her alluring form, and they seized her.


PURPORT

The asuras are described here as mūḍha-dhiyaḥ, meaning that they are captivated by ignorance, just like the ass. The demons were captivated by the false, glaring beauty of this material form, and thus they embraced her.



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