• In the words of Caitanya Mahāprabhu:
    kṛṣṇa bhuli’ sei jīva anādi-bahirmukha
    ataeva māyā tāre deya saṁsāra-duḥkha

    “Forgetting Kṛṣṇa, the living entity has been attracted by the external feature from time immemorial. Therefore the illusory energy (māyā) gives him all kinds of misery in his material existence. (Cc. Madhya 20.117) When one forgets his relationship with Kṛṣṇa, he acts in a very foolish way, and māyā gives him one misery after another. It is also stated:
    māyā-mugdha jīvera nāhi svataḥ kṛṣṇa...  more

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