suparna-skandham arudho
meru-srngam ivambudah
pita-vasa mani-grivah
kurvan vitimira disah
suparnaof Garuda, the carrier of Lord Visnu; skandhamthe shoulder; arudhahsitting on; meruof the mountain named Meru; srngamon the summit; ivalike; ambudaha cloud; pita-vasahwearing yellow garments; mani-grivahHis neck decorated with the Kaustubha jewel; kurvanmaking; vitimirahfree from darkness; disahall directions.
The Personality of Godhead, appearing on the shoulder of Garuda, seemed like a cloud resting on the summit of the mountain known as Meru. The transcendental body of the Personality of Godhead was covered by attractive yellow garments, and His neck was decorated with the jewel known as Kaustubha-mani. The bodily effulgence of the Lord dissipated all the darkness of the universe.
The Lord is just like the effulgent sun. Consequently, whenever the Supreme Personality of Godhead is present, there cannot be darkness or ignorance. Actually this dark universe is illuminated by the sun, but the sun and moon simply reflect the bodily effulgence of the Supreme Lord. In Bhagavad-gita (7.8) the Lord says, prabhasmi sasi-suryayoh: I am the illuminating energy of both the sun and the moon. The conclusion is that the origin of all life is the bodily effulgence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This is also confirmed in Brahma-samhita: yasya prabha prabhavato jagad-anda-koti [Bs. 5.40]. Being illuminated by the bodily effulgence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, everything is freed from all darkness.

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