Audio recording of the Savitri Study Class with Alok Pandey. Book 2, Canto 7.
Aswapati is now experiencing the realm from where evil emerges and corrupts earthly fruits. The beings of this world are full of deception and easily imitate good to gain our trust and enter our lives. They have often used religion as a convenient means to hide themselves.
Joy nurtured tears and good an evil proved,
But never out of evil one plucked good:
Love ended early in hate, delight killed with pain,
Truth into falsity grew and death ruled life.
Or else all augured a divine approach,
An air of prophecy felt, a heavenly hope,
Listened for a gospel, watched for a new star.
The Fiend was visible but cloaked in light;
He seemed a helping angel from the skies:
He armed untruth with Scripture and the Law;