Canto 6: Prescribed Duties for MankindChapter 18: Diti Vows to Kill King Indra

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.29

evaḿ striyā jaḍībhūto

vidvān api manojñayā

bāḍham ity āha vivaśo

na tac citraḿ hi yoṣiti


evam — thus; striyā — by the woman; jaḍībhūtaḥ — enchanted; vidvān — very learned; api — although; manojñayā — very expert; bāḍham — yes; iti — thus; āha — said; vivaśaḥ — under her control; na — not; tat — that; citram — astonishing; hi — indeed; yoṣitiin the matter of women.


Although Kaśyapa Muni was a learned scholar, he was captivated by Diti's artificial behavior, which brought him under her control. Therefore he assured his wife that he would fulfill her desires. Such a promise by a husband is not at all astonishing.

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