sottirya kupat susroni
tam eva cakame kila
taya vrtam samudviksya
bahvyo íjah kanta-kaminih
pivanam smasrulam prestham
sa eko íjavrsas tasam
sa—the she-goat; uttirya—getting out; kupat—from the well; su-sroni—possessing very nice hips; tam—unto the he-goat; eva—indeed; cakame—desired to get as her husband; kila—indeed; taya—by her; vrtam—accepted; samudviksya—seeing; bahvyah—many others; ajah—she-goats; kanta-kaminih—desiring to get the he-goat as their husband; pivanam—very stout and strong; smasrulam—having a very nice mustache and beard; prestham—first-class; midhvamsam—expert in discharging semen; yabha-kovidam—expert in the art of sexual intercourse; sah—that he-goat; ekah—alone; aja-vrsah—the hero of the goats; tasam—of all the she-goats; bahvinam—a great number; rati-vardhanah—could increase the lusty desire; reme—he enjoyed; kama-graha-grastah—being haunted by the ghost of lusty desire; atmanam—his own self; na—not; avabudhyata—could understand.
When the she-goat, who had very nice hips, got out of the well and saw the very handsome he-goat, she desired to accept him as her husband. When she did so, many other she-goats also desired him as their husband because he had a very beautiful bodily structure and a nice mustache and beard and was expert in discharging semen and in the art of sexual intercourse. Therefore, just as a person haunted by a ghost exhibits madness, the best of the he-goats, attracted by the many she-goats, engaged in erotic activities and naturally forgot his real business of self-realization.
Materialists are certainly very much attracted by sexual intercourse. Yan maithunadi-grhamedhi-sukham hi tuccham [SB 7.9.45]. Although one becomes a grhastha, or householder, to enjoy sex life to his heartís content, one is never satisfied. Such a lusty materialist is like a goat, for it is said that if goats meant for slaughter get the opportunity, they enjoy sex before being killed. Human beings, however, are meant for self-realization.
Human life is meant for realization of the self, the spiritual soul within the body (dehino ísmin yatha dehe [Bg. 2.13]). A materialistic rascal does not know that he is not the body but a spiritual soul within the body. However, one should understand his real position and cultivate knowledge by which to get free from bodily entanglement. Like an unfortunate person who acts madly, haunted by ghosts, a materialist haunted by the ghost of lust forgets his real business so that he can enjoy so-called happiness in the bodily concept of life.
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