GL-Transcendental television—- 18 Oct., 1968, Seatle.
399) Whether I know the difference between yogamaya and mahamaya! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
—————–Yogamaya means that which connects you. Yoga means connection. When you are being gradually advanced in Krishna consciousness, that is the action of yogamaya. And when you are gradually forgetting Krishna, that is the action of mahamaya. Maya is acting upon you. The one is dragging you, and one is pushing you opposite way. Yogamaya. So, just like the example, that you are always under the laws of government. You cannot deny. If you say, “I don’t agree to abide by the laws of government,” that is not possible. But when you are a criminal, you are under the police laws, and when you are gentleman, you are under the civil laws. The laws are there. In any situation, you have to obey the laws of government. If you remain as a civilized citizen, then you are always protected by the civil law. But as soon as you are against the state, the criminal law will act upon you. So the criminal activities of law is mahamaya, threefold miseries, always. Always putting in some sort of misery. And the civil department of Krishna, anandambudhi-vardhanam. You simply go on increasing the, I mean to say, depth of the ocean of joy. Anandambudhi-vardhanam. That is the difference, yogamaya and mahamaya. ——————–