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SB 11.25.18

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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


sīdac cittaṁ vilīyeta
cetaso grahaṇe 'kṣamam
mano naṣṭaṁ tamo glānis
tamas tad upadhāraya


sīdat—failing; cittam—the higher faculties of consciousness; vilīyeta—become dissolved; cetasaḥ—awareness; grahaṇe—in controlling; akṣamam—incapable; manaḥ—the mind; naṣṭam—ruined; tamaḥ—ignorance; glāniḥ—depression; tamaḥ—the mode of ignorance; tat—that; upadhāraya—you should understand.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


When one's higher awareness fails and finally disappears and one is thus unable to concentrate his attention, his mind is ruined and manifests ignorance and depression. You should understand this situation to be the predominance of the mode of ignorance.

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