|Adi-lila||Chapter 1: The Spiritual Masters|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Adi 1.94
krishna-bhaktira badhaka -- yata subhasubha karma
seha eka jivera ajnana-tamo-dharma
krishna-bhaktira -- of devotional service to Krishna; badhaka -- hindrance; yata -- all; subha-asubha -- auspicious or inauspicious; karma -- activity; seha -- that; eka -- one; jivera -- of the living entity; ajnana-tamah -- of the darkness of ignorance; dharma -- the character.
All kinds of activities, both auspicious and inauspicious, that are detrimental to the discharge of transcendental loving service to Lord Sri Krishna are actions of the darkness of ignorance.
The poetical comparison of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda to the sun and moon is very significant. The living entities are spiritual sparks, and their constitutional position is to render devotional service to the Supreme Lord in full Krishna consciousness. So-called pious activities and other ritualistic performances, pious or impious, as well as the desire to escape from material existence, are all considered to be coverings of these spiritual sparks. The living entities must get free from these superfluous coverings and fully engage in Krishna consciousness. The purpose of the appearance of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda is to dispel the darkness of the soul. Before Their appearance, all these superfluous activities of the living entities were covering Krishna consciousness, but after the appearance of these two brothers, people's hearts are becoming cleansed, and they are again becoming situated in the real position of Krishna consciousness.
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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness