SB 1.11 - The queens' ignorance of Kṛṣṇa's powers

The wives also do not know the Lord because perfect knowledge of those women, rising from His svarūpa, is covered by yoga-māyā in order to nourish rasa. The wives not capable of estimating the powers of their husband, considered the Lord to be under the control of their love and their womanly natures. They were unaware of the extent of the glories of their husband, as the atheists are unaware of Him as the supreme controller. The intellectual functions of those who write scriptures, engaged in defining the Lord, know very little because of various opinions such as ‘the Lord is the material cause of the universe, the Lord is the efficient cause of the universe’. Thus such intelligent conclusions are actually ignorance. But one cannot consider the queens material because they are endowed with prema and the Lord is controlled by prema.

The ignorance of the queens in not knowing the Lord fully is not mundane because of the actions of yoga māyā. They were made to forget the immeasurable glories of the Lord by the internal potency so that there may not be any flaw of exchange, and they took it for granted that the Lord was a henpecked husband. In other words, even the personal associates of the Lord do not know Him perfectly, so what do the thesis writers or mental speculators know about His glories? The Lord can be known only by His mercy.