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SB 9.19.4

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


tasyā uddharaṇopāyaṁ
bastaḥ kāmī vicintayan
vyadhatta tīrtham uddhṛtya
viṣāṇāgreṇa rodhasī


tasyāḥ—of the she-goat; uddharaṇa-upāyam—the means of deliverance (from the well); bastaḥ—the he-goat; kāmī—having lusty desires; vicintayan—planning; vyadhatta—executed; tīrtham—a way to come out; uddhṛtya—digging the earth; viṣāṇa-agreṇa—by the point of the horns; rodhasī—at the edge of the well.


After planning how to get the she-goat out of the well, the lusty he-goat dug up the earth on the well's edge with the point of his horns in such a way that she was able to come out very easily.


Attraction for woman is the impetus for economic development, housing and many other things meant for living comfortably in this material world. Digging up the earth to make a way out for the she-goat was a laborious task, but before accepting the she-goat, the he-goat underwent this labor. Ato gṛha-kṣetra-sutāpta-vittair janasya moho 'yam ahaṁ mameti (SB 5.5.8). The union between male and female provides the impetus for gaining a nice apartment, a good income, children and friends. Thus one becomes entangled in this material world.

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