ittham vidita-tattvayam
gopikayam sa isvarah
vaisnavim vyatanon mayam
putra-snehamayim vibhuh
ittham—in this way; vidita-tattvayam—when she understood the truth of everything philosophically; gopikayam—unto mother Yasoda; sah—the Supreme Lord; isvarah—the supreme controller; vaisnavimvisnumaya, or yogamaya; vyatanot—expanded; mayamyogamaya; putra-sneha-mayim—very much attached because of maternal affection for her son; vibhuh—the Supreme Lord.
Mother Yasoda, by the grace of the Lord, could understand the real truth. But then again, the supreme master, by the influence of the internal potency, yogamaya, inspired her to become absorbed in intense maternal affection for her son.
Although mother Yasoda understood the whole philosophy of life, at the next moment she was overwhelmed by affection for her son by the influence of yogamaya. Unless she took care of her son Krsna, she thought, how could He be protected? She could not think otherwise, and thus she forgot all her philosophical speculations. This forgetfulness is described by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura as being inspired by the influence of yogamaya (mohana-sadharmyan mayam). Materialistic persons are captivated by mahamaya, whereas devotees, by the arrangement of the spiritual energy, are captivated by yogamaya.

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