Smart Quote of the Day, November 18, 2015

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"All the sixteen thousand wives of Krishna were so exquisitely beautiful that their smiling and shyness were able to captivate the minds of great demigods like Lord Siva. But still they could not even agitate the mind of Krishna, in spite of their attractive feminine behavior."

Today's Smart Quote is from the Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 21, "Qualities Of Sri Krishna":

A person who can control his senses fully is called vasi, or self-controlled. In this connection it is stated in Srimad-Bhagavatam, "All the sixteen thousand wives of Krishna were so exquisitely beautiful that their smiling and shyness were able to captivate the minds of great demigods like Lord Siva. But still they could not even agitate the mind of Krishna, in spite of their attractive feminine behavior." Every one of the thousands of wives of Krishna was thinking that Krishna was captivated by her feminine beauty, but this was not the case. Krishna is therefore the supreme controller of the senses, and this is admitted in Bhagavad-gita, where He is addressed as Hrishikesa -- the master of the senses.