Canto 3: The Status QuoChapter 14: Pregnancy of Diti in the Evening

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.14.33

ditis tu vrīḍitā tena

karmāvadyena bhārata

upasańgamya viprarṣim

adho-mukhy abhyabhāṣata


ditiḥDiti, the wife of Kaśyapa; tu — but; vrīḍitā — ashamed; tena — by that; karma — act; avadyena — faulty; bhārataO son of the Bharata family; upasańgamya — going nearer to; vipra-ṛṣim — the brāhmaṇa — sage; adhaḥ-mukhī — with her face lowered; abhyabhāṣata — politely said.


O son of the Bharata family, Diti, after this, went nearer to her husband, her face lowered because of her faulty action. She spoke as follows.


When one is ashamed of an abominable action, one naturally becomes down-faced. Diti came to her senses after the abominable sexual intercourse with her husband. Such sexual intercourse is condemned as prostitution. In other words, sex life with one's wife is equal to prostitution if the regulations are not properly followed.

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