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"We should always remember that Maya or darkness and Krishna or the Light are existing side by side. So if we keep ourself always in Krishna Consciousness or in the Light of Krishna Sun, hardly there is any chance of being covered by darkness or Maya."

(Srila Prabhupada Letter, March 29, 1970)

"As the sun dissipates the darkness of the universe, so when the light of the Supreme Personality of Godhead comes down, it at once dissipates the darkness of māyā. We have our eyes, but without the light of the sun our eyes are of no value. Similarly, without the light of the Supreme Lord, or without the divine grace of the spiritual master, one cannot see things as they are."

(Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.25.9, Purport)

"Māyā means forgetfulness of Kṛṣṇa, and forgetfulness of Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa consciousness stand side by side like light and shadow. If one remains in shadow, he cannot enjoy the facilities offered by light, and if one remains in light, he cannot be disturbed by the darkness of shadow. By taking to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, one gradually becomes liberated and remains in light. Indeed, he does not even touch the darkness. As confirmed in Caitanya-caritāmṛta (CC Madhya 22.31):

    kṛṣṇa—sūrya-sama; māyā haya andhakāra
    yāhāṅ kṛṣṇa, tāhāṅ nāhi māyāra adhikāra

'Kṛṣṇa is compared to sunshine, and māyā is compared to darkness. Wherever there is sunshine, there cannot be darkness. As soon as one takes to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, the darkness of illusion, the influence of the external energy, will immediately vanish.'"

(Nectar of Instruction 7, Purport)
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