TEXT 31
krsna--surya-sama; maya haya andhakara
yahan krsna, tahan nahi mayara adhikara
SYNONYMS
krsnaKrsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; surya-sama—like the sun planet; maya—the illusory energy; haya—is; andhakara—darkness; yahan krsna—wherever there is Krsna; tahan—there; nahi—not; mayara—of maya, or the darkness of illusion; adhikara—the jurisdiction.
TRANSLATION
"Krsna is compared to sunshine, and maya is compared to darkness. Wherever there is sunshine, there cannot be darkness. As soon as one takes to Krsna consciousness, the darkness of illusion (the influence of the external energy) will immediately vanish.
PURPORT
In Srimad-Bhagavatam (2.9.34) it is stated:
rte 'rtham yat pratiyeta
na pratiyeta catmani
tad vidyad atmano mayam
yathabhaso yatha tamah
Wherever there is light, there cannot be darkness. When a living entity becomes Krsna conscious, he is immediately relieved of all material lusty desires. Lusty desires and greed are associated with rajas and tamas, darkness and passion. When one becomes Krsna conscious, the modes of darkness and passion immediately vanish, and the remaining mode, sattva-guna (goodness), remains. When one is situated in the mode of goodness, he can make spiritual advancement and understand things clearly. This position is not possible for everyone. When a person is Krsna conscious, he continuously hears about Krsna, thinks about Him, worships Him and serves Him as a devotee. If he remains in Krsna consciousness in this way, the darkness of maya certainly will not be able to touch him.

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