SB 8.12.22


tāṁ vīkṣya deva iti kanduka-līlayeṣad-
nātmānam antika umāṁ sva-gaṇāṁś ca veda


tāmplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtam

by Him; Dhruva; Dhruva Mahārāja; for that reason; from him (Kardama); from him (Maitreya); him (Ajāmila); him (Arjuna); him (Bali); him (Cyavana); him (Dhruva Mahārāja); him (Gajendra); him (Gargamuni); him (Hiraṇyakaśipu); him (Indra); him (Jaḍa Bharata); him (Kardama); him (King Yayāti); him (King Yudhiṣṭhira); Him (Kṛṣṇa); him (Lord Indra); Him (Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva); him (Lord Śiva); Him (Nara-Nārāyaṇa); him (Nārada Muni); him (Prahlāda Mahārāja); him (Prajāpati Dakṣa); him (Pṛthu); him (Pṛṣadhra); Him (Rohiṇī-nandana, the son of Rohiṇī); him (the bull); him (the condemned person); him (the he-goat); him (the King of heaven, Indra); him (the King); Him (the Lord); him (the male bird); him (the saintly person); Him (the Supreme Lord); Him (the Supreme Personality of Godhead); Him (the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa); him (Tṛṇabindu); him (Vasudeva); him (Vidura); him (Viśvarūpa); Him (Vāmanadeva); him (Vṛtrāsura); him; Him, Lord Rāmacandra; him, Mahārāja Sumitra.
—Her; vīkṣyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvīkṣya

after glancing over; after observing; after seeing (in that condition); after seeing; always seeing, always thinking; by seeing; having observed; having seen; looking; observing; observing, looking at; seeing; seeing her; seeing this situation; upon observing.
—after observing; devaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdevah

a demigod; by incarnation; demigod; King Indra; Lord; Lord Brahmā; Lord Indra; Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva; Lord Yamarāja; Lord Śambhu; Mahādeva; Mahārāja Pṛthu; providence; Supreme Lord; that Lord Brahmā; the demigod; the demigod Indra; the demigod Varuṇa; the demigod Yamarāja (dīvyatīti devaḥ, one who is always brilliant and illuminated is called deva); the demigods; the god; the god of rain; the Lord; the Lord, God; the Personality of Godhead; the principal demigod; the Supreme Lord; the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the worshipable lord; to the Personality of Godhead; to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
—Lord Śambhu; itiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigiti

thus; all these; also; and so on; as; as such; considering all these things; considering in that way; here; in this way (after giving everything to the brāhmaṇas); in this way; it is thus; known by these names; like that; like this; so it is; such; taking it as; that; therefore; they; this; thus (Hariścandra said); thus (saying out of contempt); thus (thinking in the above-mentioned way); thus (thinking); thus; thus accepted; thus accepting the words of Lord Brahmā; thus deciding; thus stated; thus thinking; thus vituperating.
—in this way; kandukaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkanduka

ball; of the ball; with a ball.
-līlayāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biglilaya

as a matter of pastimes; as His pastime; by His pastime; by manifestation of pastimes; by pastimes; by pastimes of playing; by sports; by the pastime of; by the pastimes; easily; in His pastimes; in the course of the pastimes; pastimes; playfully; simply by pastimes; very easily; very easily as His pastime.
—by playing with the ball; īṣatplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigisat

from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa.
—slight; vrīḍāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvrida

corner of the eye; modesty; shyness.
—by bashfulness; asphuṭaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigasphuṭa

not very distinct.
—not very distinct; smitaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsmita

by smiling; smiles; smiling; whose smile; with a smile; with smiling.
—with smiling; visṛṣṭaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvisrsta

already renounced; sent; thrown.
—sent; kaṭākṣaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkaṭākṣa

glancing; of glances.
-muṣṭaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmuṣṭaḥ

defeated by the glances.
—defeated by the glances; strīplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigstrī

a woman; by women; female; of women; such as women; the wife; the woman; the woman class; wife; with women; wives; woman; women.
-prekṣaṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigprekṣaṇa

the seeing.
—by glancing at that beautiful woman; pratisamīkṣaṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigpratisamīkṣaṇa

and by constantly being watched by Her.
—and by constantly being watched by Her; vihvalaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvihvala

agitated; as if bewildered; bewildered; ecstatic; overwhelmed; rolling.
-ātmāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigatma

and of the soul; and of the Supersoul (Paramātmā); and the mind; body; by a manifestation of Yourself; by the body and mind; by the Supreme Personality of Godhead; by themselves; by Yourself; heart; Himself; his; in Himself; in the body; in the living entities; into the self; living being; mind; of all living entities; of Himself; of one's self; of spiritual knowledge; of the mind; of the mind and senses; of the soul; of the Supreme; one's own; own; personal; self; self-realized; soul; spirit; Supersoul; the body and mind; the devotees are the Lord's heart and soul; the mind; the mind and body; the self; the spirit; the Supersoul; the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the Supreme Self; the tree of work; to the body; upon the Supersoul; within; Yourself; ātmā.
—whose mind was agitated; naplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigna

never; not; are not; but not; cannot; certainly not; could not; did not; do not; does it not; does not; is not; it is not; it is not so; may not; neither; never; never does; never to be; no; no one; none; nor; not; not like that; not preceded by oṁ; not suitable; nothing; or not; shall not; should never; there is none; there is not; there should not be; was not; whether; without.
—not; ātmānamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigatmanam

and of the mind; by His energies; living entities; mind; most dear; of all living entities; of all other souls; of all the living entities; of men; of such a mind; of the body; of the living entities; of the people; of the subtle body; of those whose minds; the mind; thus inclined; whose minds are absorbed.
—himself; antikeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigantike

(situated) nearby; close by; in front; near; nearby; staying nearby; very near.
—(situated) nearby; umāmplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigumām

his wife, mother Umā.
—his wife, mother Umā; svaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsva

by himself; by your own; his; his own; in his own; of one's own; of their own; one's own; own; personal, internal; personal, own; with his wealth.
-gaṇānplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biggaṇān

hosts; many; the hosts of; to all the followers; to the devotees.
caplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigca

ca; all these; also; also other bodily forms; also that I have not been able to ask; and (the five gross material elements and the ten acting and knowledge-gathering senses); and; and also; and Devahūti; and for all; and the paraphernalia; as also; as much as; as well; as well as; but; certainly; either; however; indeed; only; or; over and above; respectively; the word ca; this word ca; thus; totally; unlimitedly; verily.
—and his associates; vedaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigveda

(one who) knows; all knowledge; and of the revealed scripture; by the four Vedas (Sāma, Yajur, Ṛg and Atharva); can know; can understand; did know; do know; feels; he knew; He knows; he realizes; in knowledge; is fully aware; it knows; just try to know; know; know it; know very well; knows; like the Vedas; Lord Śiva could understand; of knowledge; of the Vedas; of the four Vedas; the Vedas; the four Vedas (Sāma, Yajur, Ṛg and Atharva), the original knowledge given by the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the Vedic knowledge; the Vedic literature; transcendental knowledge; understand; understands; understood; Vedic injunctions; Vedic literature; Vedic literatures (books of knowledge); Vedic principles; Vedic scriptures; Vedic study; who knows; you know.
—Lord Śiva could understand. 


While Lord Śiva observed the beautiful woman playing with the ball, She sometimes glanced at him and slightly smiled in bashfulness. As he looked at the beautiful woman and She watched him, he forgot both himself and Umā, his most beautiful wife, as well as his associates nearby. 


The material bondage of this world is that a beautiful woman can captivate a handsome man and that a handsome man can captivate a beautiful woman. Such are the affairs that began when Lord Śiva observed the beautiful girl playing with the ball. In such activities, the influence of Cupid is very prominent. As both parties move their eyebrows and glance at one another, their lusty desires increase more and more. Such reciprocations of lusty desire took place between Lord Śiva and the beautiful woman, even though Umā and Lord Śiva’s associates were by Lord Śiva’s side. Such is the attraction between man and woman in the material world. Lord Śiva was supposed to be above all this attraction, but he was victimized by the captivating power of Lord Viṣṇu. Ṛṣabhadeva thus explains the nature of lusty attraction: 

puṁsaḥ striyā mithunī-bhāvam etaṁ
tayor mitho hṛdaya-granthim āhuḥ
ato gṛha-kṣetra-sutāpta-vittair
janasya moho ‘yam ahaṁ mameti

“The attraction between male and female is the basic principle of material existence. On the basis of this misconception, which ties together the hearts of the male and female, one becomes attracted to his body, home, property, children, relatives and wealth. In this way one increases life’s illusions and thinks in terms of ‘I and mine.’ ” (SB 5.5.8)plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.5.8

The attraction between male and female is the basic principle of material existence. On the basis of this misconception, which ties together the hearts of the male and female, one becomes attracted to his body, home, property, children, relatives and wealth. In this way one increases life's illusions and thinks in terms of "I and mine."
When a man and woman exchange feelings of lust, both of them are victimized, and thus they are bound to this material world in various ways.