turiyam jagrhuh striyah
rajo-rupena tasv amho
masi masi pradrsyate
sasvat—perpetual; kama—of sexual desire; varena—because of the benediction; amhah—the sinful reaction for killing a brahmana; turiyam—one fourth; jagrhuh—accepted; striyah—women; rajah-rupena—in the form of the menstrual period; tasu—in them; amhah—the sinful reaction; masi masi—every month; pradrsyate—is visible.
In return for Lord Indra’s benediction that they would be able to enjoy lusty desires continuously, even during pregnancy for as long as sex is not injurious to the embryo, women accepted one fourth of the sinful reactions. As a result of those reactions, women manifest the signs of menstruation every month.
Women as a class are very lusty, and apparently their continuous lusty desires are never satisfied. In return for Lord Indra’s benediction that there would be no cessation to their lusty desires, women accepted one fourth of the sinful reactions for killing a brahmana.
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