|Canto 3: The Status Quo||Chapter 20: Conversation Between Maitreya and Vidura|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.37
iti sāyantanīḿ sandhyām
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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