|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 12: The Topics of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Summarized|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.12.48
sańkīrtyamāno bhagavān anantaḥ
śrutānubhāvo vyasanaḿ hi puḿsām
praviśya cittaḿ vidhunoty aśeṣaḿ
yathā tamo 'rko 'bhram ivāti-vātaḥ
sańkīrtyamānaḥ — being properly chanted about; bhagavān — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; anantaḥ — the unlimited; śruta — being heard about; anubhāvaḥ — His potency; vyasanam — the misery; hi — indeed; puḿsām — of persons; praviśya — enter; cittam — the heart; vidhunoti — cleans away; aśeṣam — entirely; yathā — just as; tamaḥ — darkness; arkaḥ — the sun; abhram — clouds; iva — as; ati-vātaḥ — a strong wind.
When people properly glorify the Supreme Personality of Godhead or simply hear about His power, the Lord personally enters their hearts and cleanses away every trace of misfortune, just as the sun removes the darkness or as a powerful wind drives away the clouds.
One may not be satisfied by the example of the sun removing the darkness, since sometimes the darkness in a cave is not removed by the sun. Therefore the example is given of a strong wind that drives away a cover of clouds. It is thus emphatically stated here that the Supreme Lord will remove from the heart of His devotee the darkness of material illusion.
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