स्वबोध आस्ते स्वजनानुषङ्गत: ।
मायां स शाल्वप्रसृतां मयोदिताम् ॥ २८ ॥
sva-bodha āste sva-janānuṣaṅgataḥ
mahānubhāvas tad abudhyad āsurīṁ
māyāṁ sa śālva-prasṛtāṁ mayoditām
tataḥ — then; muhūrtam — for a moment; prakṛtau — in ordinary (human) nature; upaplutaḥ — absorbed; sva-bodhaḥ — (although) fully self-cognizant; āste — He remained; sva-jana — for His dear ones; anuṣaṅgataḥ — due to His affection; mahā-anubhāvaḥ — the possessor of great powers of perception; tat — that; abudhyat — recognized; āsurīm — demoniac; māyām — the illusory magic; saḥ — He; śālva — by Śālva; prasṛtām — utilized; maya — by Maya Dānava; uditām — developed.
By nature Lord Kṛṣṇa is full in knowledge, and He possesses unlimited powers of perception. Yet for a moment, out of great affection for His loved ones, He remained absorbed in the mood of an ordinary human being. He soon recalled, however, that this was all a demoniac illusion engineered by Maya Dānava and employed by Śālva.