SB 1.11 - Kṛṣṇa is controlled by prema of the queens

With their pure, beautiful smiles and bashful glances indicating deep prema directed towards Kṛṣṇa, the queens defeated Cupid. The whole universe is moving being agitated by the Cupid’s arrow. Those who are on the path of salvation are advised by scriptural instruction to become free from material attraction. Cupid’s influence is exerted even amongst the ugliest forms. Lord Śiva, who is considered to be very tolerant, was also struck by Cupid’s arrow because he became mad after the Mohinī incarnation of the Lord. The same Cupid was captivated by the dealings of the queens of Dvārakā. Cupid first considered that the queens were glancing at Kṛṣṇa without even being struck by his arrows. Then he became struck with wonder on seeing Kṛṣṇa’s sweetness. The material Cupid who had come to bewilder Kṛṣṇa, himself became bewildered and threw down his bow. In the presence of the queens’ bashful glances Cupid felt he had no use of his bow and arrows. Though they were the best of women, they could not disturb the senses of Kṛṣṇa with their smiles and glances endowed with deception to bring Him under control.

However, if those glances were endowed with prema, then they could disturb His senses. Because the queens did possess the proper type of love, their glances and smiles were certainly endowed with prema. Others who did not have such prema are described as having deception and they could not disturb Kṛṣṇa. Though the Lord is under the control of His wives, He is still beyond prakṛti and the guṇas because He is under the control of prema, which is a function of the cit-śakti. The glances and smiles of the queens are composed of prema and so the pastimes of love that arise from that love are all spiritual. It is therefore impossible to say that the Lord has enjoyment of material sense objects. For others who do not have prema, it is impossible for them to control the Lord and so His sense cannot at all be disturbed by deception.

One cannot say that the queens are material if sometimes their love filled glances do not bring Kṛṣṇa under control because all the queens belong to the cit-śakti. Nor should one say that the Lord is controlled by the general cit-śakti arising from His svarūpa. He is actually controlled by prema alone which is a special function of the cit-śakti.