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SB 1.11 - Kṛṣṇa is like the sun

Kṛṣṇa is like the sun and without Him all our knowledge is either false or partial. By the grace of the Lord the pure devotees cannot be in the darkness of ignorance. By being in His presence we can see both ourselves and the Lord with His different energies. The citizens said that without looking at the Lord’s attractive face with joyful glances, whose smiles vanquish all sufferings, they could not exist. Just as the sun’s rays are related with the sun disc, the living beings are eternally related with Kṛṣṇa. By the artificial covering of the cloud, the sun may not be visible for sometime. Similarly, the living entities are separated from the Lord by the artificial covering of māyā. When this illusion is removed the living being can see the Lord face to face, and all his miseries are at once removed. After hearing these words from the citizens, Kṛṣṇa entered the city.