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SB 11.28.34

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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


yathā hi bhānor udayo nṛ-cakṣuṣāṁ
tamo nihanyān na tu sad vidhatte
evaṁ samīkṣā nipuṇā satī me
hanyāt tamisraṁ puruṣasya buddheḥ


yathā—as; hi—indeed; bhānoḥ—of the sun; udayaḥ—the rising; nṛ—human; cakṣuṣām—of eyes; tamaḥ—the darkness; nihanyāt—destroys; na—not; tu—but; sat—objects that exist; vidhatte—creates; evam—similarly; samīkṣā—full realization; nipuṇā—potent; satī—true; me—of Me; hanyāt—destroys; tamisram—the darkness; puruṣasya—of a person; buddheḥ—in the intelligence.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


When the sun rises it destroys the darkness covering men's eyes, but it does not create the objects they then see before them, which in fact were existing all along. Similarly, potent and factual realization of Me will destroy the darkness covering a person's true consciousness.

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