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SB 3.20.37

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


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


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.


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.


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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