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SB 11.25.15

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


yadā jayed rajaḥ sattvaṁ
tamo mūḍhaṁ layaṁ jaḍam
yujyeta śoka-mohābhyāṁ
nidrayā hiṁsayāśayā


yadā—when; jayet—conquers; rajaḥ sattvam—the modes of passion and goodness; tamaḥ—the mode of darkness; mūḍham—defeating one's discrimination; layam—covering over consciousness; jaḍam—devoid of endeavor; yujyeta—one becomes endowed; śoka—with lamentation; mohābhyām—and bewilderment; nidrayā—with oversleeping; hiṁsayā—with violent qualities; āśayā—and false hopes.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


When the mode of ignorance conquers passion and goodness, it covers one's consciousness and makes one foolish and dull. Falling into lamentation and illusion, a person in the mode of ignorance sleeps excessively, indulges in false hopes, and displays violence toward others.

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