evam striya jadibhuto
vidvan api manojnaya
badham ity aha vivaso
na tac citram hi yositi
evam—thus; striya—by the woman; jadibhutah—enchanted; vidvan—very learned; api—although; manojnaya—very expert; badham—yes; iti—thus; aha—said; vivasah—under her control; na—not; tat—that; citram—astonishing; hi—indeed; yositi—in the matter of women.
Although Kasyapa Muni was a learned scholar, he was captivated by Ditiís artificial behavior, which brought him under her control. Therefore he assured his wife that he would fulfill her desires. Such a promise by a husband is not at all astonishing.
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