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May 8

Actually, the kingdom belonged to Bhismadeva. But he promised... His father wanted to marry Satyavati. At that time his father was old enough. Bhismadeva was grown-up boy, twenty, twenty-two years. But nature, his father wanted to marry again. Bhismadeva is the son of mother Ganges. Bhismadeva's father married the predominating deity mother Ganges, of the Ganges water. So she was very beautiful. So she agreed to marry Bhismadeva's father on one condition. What is that condition? That all the children that will be begotten, they will be thrown in the Ganges water. This was the condition. If the king agreed, then she would marry. So when a man becomes mad after woman... So he agreed, "Yes, I shall throw all the children. Never mind. (laughter) Come on." Maya-mohita. Maya-sukhaya bharam udvahato vimudhan [SB 7.9.43]. This whole world, rascal world, they are captivated by this woman. Woman is captivated by man, man is captivated by woman. This is the tie here in this material world.

Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.8.46, Los Angeles, May 8, 1973